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Three More Airlines Quit Pakistan  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Syrian Arab Airlines(727-200), Oman Air(737-700) and Iran Air(A310-300) have all exited from Karachi their sole destination in Pakistan, RB had just downgraded the route from a 747SP a few months ago they operated once a week from Damascus via Dammam in Saudi Arabia, WY were nonstop from Muscat fourtimes a week, they had relauched operations to Karachi last year having earlier suspended the route in 2000 IR were operating once a week nonstop from Tehran.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19098 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

What are the reasons? Surely not merely because of PIA in terms of competition and lower prices or higher quality service, or because of a lack of demand?


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User currently offlineDTWNWA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Pak's economy is in shambles and I don't think it makes sense for many of these airlines to fly there.

User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

With a growth rate of over 3.6% and Foreign exchange reserves of over $10 Billion, the Pakistan economy is doing better than it has done in a decade. The only problem Pakistan faces is the war on terrorism being fought with in the country, this has scared off many pottential investors.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Syrian Airlines resumed service to Karachi last week, it was suspended due to the war in Iraq, however I did see their 727 at KHI in March, according to staff of Iran Air the airline has also suspended operations and not terminated KHI, so they'll be returning as well, Oman Air have quit for sure.


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