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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Cash-strapped Pakistan airline operated 46 flights without passengers in 2016-17, reveals report

The audit report also mentioned that besides Pakistan International Airlines operating 46 flights without passengers, around 36 Hajj flights also operated without any passengers.

world Updated: Sep 22, 2019 09:07 IST
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The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines operated 46 flights without any passengers during 2016-17, according to a media report.
The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines operated 46 flights without any passengers during 2016-17, according to a media report. (Reuters File Photo )
         

The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines operated 46 flights without any passengers during 2016-17, incurring a loss of over $1.1 million to the national carrier, according to a media report.

The figures were revealed in an audit report which stated that the airline suffered huge financial losses by operating 46 empty flights from Islamabad, the Geo TV reported.

The report stated that the PIA flew the empty flights during the time period of 2016 to 2017.

The airline faced a huge loss worth Rs 180 million ($1.1 million) and no inquiry was launched despite the administration being informed of the matter, the news report said.

The audit report also mentioned that besides these, around 36 Hajj flights also operated without any passengers.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Sep 22, 2019 08:16 IST

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