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PIA May Suspend East Asian Services  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

PK are considering suspending their operations to the remaining destinations in East Asi i.e Bangkok-Hong Kong and Beijing-Tokyo due to SARS, both routes are operated with A310, the airlines other destinatinations in the region Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia remian suspended due to the over flight restrictions imposed by India. The airline may also suspend Canada due to the disease scare but it has'nt been confirmed yet, mean while precautions have been taken for the safety of passengers and crew operating to the above mentioned cities, all will be provided with masks the crew will get gloves as well, maintenece staff have also been given instrucytions on what all to do when cleaning aircraft at these stations, which sounds like a very lengthy procedure.


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User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

If PIA suspends Toronto and the remaining destinations in the Far East in fear of SARS--they should then also think about suspending operations in their own country!! Having graduated medical school in Pakistan, i can honestly say that there are a lot of very bad diseases there also!!

As for the safety of passengers and crew members from this RESPIRATORY transmitted disease (SARS) maybe they should invest in some vacuums for cleaning the aircraft at KHI/LHE and ISB instead of using "jarooo's" --(an urdu word for a bunch of thin wood sticks tied together with a string--used for the purpose of cleaning)--which when they do are in essence recycling the dirt and dust off the cabin floor into the air passengers breathe!! Tuberculosis, another RESPIRATORY transmitted disease is very common in Pakistan. I have experienced the aforementioned process a number of times on flights from the USA to Karachi with intermediate stops in Lahore or Islamabad.

As for gloves, i've never seen them used by the employees cleaning the planes in Pakistan or cabin crew members, and maintainance staff at Toronto and Far east destinations do a better job without instructions than do the employees in Pakistan with instructions.

Just another way in my opinion for PIA to lose money desperately needed to pay for upcoming 777's.


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