Bigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Pia had the London-North American flying rights back in the 1970's--at that time they lost them and have never gotten them back--they have tried on a number of occasions since then and the best they could manage was Manchester-NYC which started up in April of 2000!!
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1363 times:
I dont think theres enough load on any of PIAs international flights anymore (excluding Gulf routes) to justify direct KHI-XXX city services therefore the stops at ISB and LHE, excuse my lingo but i find it to be utter "Chutiapa"
Polaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1135 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
The stops in Northern Pakistan allow the carrier to pick up/discharge passengers in southern and northern Pakistan for services to/from Toronto. A Pakistan - London - Toronto routing is not authorized under the bilaterals of these countries.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
PIA did not lose their rights to operate to North America via Europe they just re-routed the flights out of UK and for some time through Ireland as Technical ones in 99-2000, other wise they used to fly to the US via France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Italy and Greece even Turkey, perhaps they lost the rights to fly London-USA.I dont think they flew via Zurich which they quit in '98