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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4800 posts, RR: 44
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5748 times:

1. PIA is reportedly starting GLA flights from late Oct with A 310-300s according to a report on GEO TV's website in UK. GEO TV is Pakistan's 2nd most watched TV channel and is the largest privately owned channel.

2. PIAs B 772ERs have hotten increased take off weight capabilities and certification has been approved thus paving the way for nonstop JFK, ORD and YYZ flights from KHI/LHE/ISB to begin from this December.

3. PIAs 2 B 772LRs are thus far slated for nonstops to IAH and LAX only. The latter destination is expected to begin from the start of 2006. Yes KHI-LAX nonstop with the B 772LR.

4. PIA has asked for tenders to dry lease them an extra B 772ER with GE Engines from 2006 onwards.

Any further news will be posted later on as it happens.

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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
. PIAs 2 B 772LRs are thus far slated for nonstops to IAH and LAX only. The latter destination is expected to begin from the start of 2006. Yes KHI-LAX nonstop with the B 772LR.

So no more MAN stop for the IAH flight? I guess they never will get 5th freedom on that route  Sad

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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
1. PIA is reportedly starting GLA flights from late Oct with A 310-300s according to a report on GEO TV's website in UK. GEO TV is Pakistan's 2nd most watched TV channel and is the largest privately owned channel.

Hmmm....It would be about time if they do start. Surely October is too close though? Any reports of destination and if the flights are direct or not?

Gaz



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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5457 times:

"KARACHI: The national flying carriers, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will begin a schedule of direct flights from Pakistan to Glasgow in October and for New York in January."

http://www.geo.tv/uk/default.asp

Gaz



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Cool!

Any news on BHX flights, will they ever use the 772 there?

Is there enough demand for these non-stop flights from Pakistan?

How are loads on KHI/LHE/ISB-MAN-USA?

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

Wasn't there a regulation prohibiting nonstops from PAK to US? And what about NBO? And I am curious to know whether the ethnic Glasgow demand is sufficient to make the route profitable??

User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 5):
And I am curious to know whether the ethnic Glasgow demand is sufficient to make the route profitable??

Probably yes, as there are no non-stop options at present. They would be up against Emirates but that isn't non-stop.

Good to see PIA continuing to develop services to the whole of the UK (like Emirates). Time to point out to the myriad of Indian carriers that life actually exists outside of west London then we can have really good connections to most of the sub-continent from the northern part of the UK!


User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5327 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 5):

The sale of the B777LR to PIA was itself permission to fly non-stop to the US.


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 6):
Time to point out to the myriad of Indian carriers that life actually exists outside of west London then we can have really good connections to most of the sub-continent from the northern part of the UK!

AI does fly to BHX, which is definitely not in LON!

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

No, but it isn't far away - and I believe it is only to one of the smaller destinations in India, not DEL or BOM.

There is still a gaping hole in the market from MAN, and maybe Scotland. At least PIA seem intent on serving the UK properly.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Thanks for the update! Great to hear that the flights to LAX will be nonstop from KHI!

The777Man



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 6):
Time to point out to the myriad of Indian carriers that life actually exists outside of west London then we can have really good connections to most of the sub-continent from the northern part of the UK!



Quoting Candid76 (Reply 9):
No, but it isn't far away - and I believe it is only to one of the smaller destinations in India, not DEL or BOM.

I think as the new Indian international carriers, Jet, Sahara, etc expand then the likelihood of one of these or AI serving MAN is very likely. Jet in particular have always marketed heavily in the UK before they became an international carrier - wouldn't surprise me at all to see them in MAN one day....



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4800 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

http://www.piac.com.pk/tender/tender-for-b777.asp

Please click the link above as it details PIA's immediate requirements for new plane types for the next financial year and HAJJ.


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 9):
No, but it isn't far away - and I believe it is only to one of the smaller destinations in India, not DEL or BOM.



Quoting Candid76 (Reply 9):
There is still a gaping hole in the market from MAN, and maybe Scotland. At least PIA seem intent on serving the UK properly.

Yeh, I get what your saying  Smile

Actually they serve Toronto-Birmingham-Amirsitar-Delhi

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4800 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 5):
And what about NBO?

NBO and URUMQI in China will start 100% confirmed from this Oct with A 310s...KHI-DXB-NBO twice a week A 310s and once a week ISB-Urumqi A 310...PIA has 5th freedom rights on DXB-NBO-DXB route.

Quoting B742 (Reply 4):
Any news on BHX flights, will they ever use the 772 there?

No need as the 5 weekly nonstop A 310s from ISB are more than enought to cover the BHX market.

Quoting B742 (Reply 4):
Is there enough demand for these non-stop flights from Pakistan?

Yes there is demand from YYZ and JFK especially for these nonstop flights to PAK.


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4800 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

http://www.dawn.com/2005/09/01/nat8.htm

Mr Kirmani CEO of PIA today in Nairobi said PIA would start non-stop flights from Karachi to New York in January next year after delivery of long-haul Boeing 777s. Later direct flights would be operated on Karachi-Toronto, Karachi-Houston and Karachi-Chicago routes, he added.

He said by December 2005, PIA would start flights to Athens and the Spanish city of Barcelona, besides two additional weekly flights to Japan.

Answering a question, he said the national airline had to acquire new and leased aircraft to meet the increasing demand of passenger traffic both on domestic and international routes.

Mr Kirmani said daily flights between Karachi and Islamabad, including the night coach, were being increased to five.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

PIA's online booking facility NEVER seems to work - at least not for flights from MAN. I have tried numerous times, too. Most frustrating, especially as I'd like to fly one of its 742 machines to JFK.


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