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Topic: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: Airmale
Posted 2001-12-29 13:17:30 and read 1850 times.

PK have announced they will be suspending their weekly operations to Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines due to the overflight restrictions imposed by India in other news the airlines staff have been ordered to leave India with in 48 hours after January 1st, services to Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Japan and Thailand remain unaffected, so are PIA flying 747s too Mumbai and Dehli to get the remaining Pakistani's out of there Confused

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Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: Ceilidh
Posted 2001-12-29 16:01:14 and read 1782 times.

This is extremely worrying - this situation has escalated further than I can remember since 73 or so. The Indians are allied to the Chinese and the Pakistanis to the West - so if it goes off it could get very bad, very quickly.

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: A330-243
Posted 2001-12-29 16:33:18 and read 1769 times.

That is very sad to hear.

Are PIA restricted from overflying India only or does the restriction include the whole Indian airspace?

Surely the A310 (type serving most of these destinations) has the range to route around India.

My guess - operations to these airports is not feasible right now.

Any word on BHX? Had to collected family from LHR on Thursday. Don't want to experience the M25 traffic again!

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: KL713
Posted 2001-12-29 16:42:48 and read 1760 times.

is PIA still flying to AMS??

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: Yyz717
Posted 2001-12-29 16:57:33 and read 1757 times.

Actually Ceilidh, the Pakistani's are allied to China, not India.

Topic: KL713
Username: GF-A330
Posted 2001-12-29 17:06:19 and read 1747 times.

Hi, yes PIA still fly to AMS. On the following days.

KARACHI
PK 767 17:30 A310 on Wednesday
PK 765 15:35 A310 on Sunday

ISLAMABAD
PK 763 21:00 A310 on Friday

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: GF-A330
Posted 2001-12-29 17:10:45 and read 1743 times.

Wouldn't it have been wiser if PIA if a 777 or an A340 in their fleet ?

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: Singapore_Air
Posted 2001-12-29 17:30:46 and read 1739 times.

Poor PIA. Yesterday a Gov official said the restrictions imposed on India overflying PIA airspace would be worse than India doing the same to PIA. Obviously the hit has been harder on PIA.

I hope Singapore Airlines Limited are helping the stranded PIA passengers. Though they have suspended operations to Pakistan.

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: Airmale
Posted 2001-12-29 18:58:33 and read 1705 times.

Actually these four routes were not doing well so that is why it was not viable to operate to them any longer, they were only being served once a week with the A300 and A310, Bangkok is now being routed through Chinese air space, the status of Kathmandu and Dhaka is not known Smile

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: Airmale
Posted 2001-12-30 13:43:08 and read 1661 times.

Sorry the route is Indonesia and not Malaysia which is already suspended, so Colombo, Jakarta, Singapore and Manila are being suspended till further notice, also there was news that PIA will serve Bangkok-Hong Kong route till Jan 7th what does that mean? is it also headed for suspension Confused

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: KHI747
Posted 2001-12-30 19:39:41 and read 1633 times.

Im reading in the local news papers that Cathay is restarting its KHI-BKK-HKG service by the 7th or the 9th of January.....this service had been suspended after 9/11. Maybe PK is deciding to quite the route because it will by then have competition from CX.

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: SQ772
Posted 2001-12-31 03:50:45 and read 1607 times.

A majority of the Asian carriers suspended their flights into KHI after the Sept 11 incident. SQ had apparently postponed resuming flights into KHI quite a few times. It had also mentioned that it will resume KHI flights by Jan/Feb. With the new situation between India and Pakistan escalating, I think plans to KHI will again be shelved.

Passengers flying into Pakistan can actually fly other carriers. EK to DXB then into KHI...

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: GF-A330
Posted 2001-12-31 19:42:10 and read 1579 times.

BHX was suspended due to operational reasons set out by BAA.

But will be back in BHX around March time.

Topic: RE: PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes
Username: GF-A330
Posted 2001-12-31 22:13:16 and read 1562 times.

The information regarding Birmingham and PIA was confirmed by a friend, who happens to be a flight engineer for PIA. March is the expected date.


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