Pakistan international airlines (PIA) has resumed its direct flight operations to Kuala Lumpur.
According to details, PIA flight PK 894 has taken off to Kuala Lumpur with more than 300 passengers on-board, today.
PIA is operating its Boeing 777 for Kuala Lumpur again after February 2019, when it was suspended due to Pak-India tensions.
Direct flights from Pakistan to Kuala Lumpur have been resumed after 8 months, sources said.
Malaysian based Pakistani community gave an overwhelming response over the plan of resuming the direct flights.
Chief Executive Officer Pakistan international airlines Arshad Malik said that number of flights will be increased according to the business aspects and passengers will be provided with best of the facilities.
According to PIA’s audit report, the national carrier has been operating 46 flights without any passenger buying the air ticket for them.
These flights have been departing from the federal capital without any passenger in them.
According to the statistics provided in the report, these flights operated from the year 2016 to 2017.
The report also revealed that apart from these 46 flights, there were around 36 other flights, bound for the Kingdom of Saudi (KSA), departed without a single passenger on board.
Due to this, PIA suffered a huge loss, which as per the estimate, reaches Rs180 million.
It is also noteworthy that at that time no operational manager contacted concerned higher officials to inform them about the dearth of passengers on certain flights or to formulate another plan which could have saved millions.