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PIA To Suspend Four Asian Routes  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1977 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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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1909 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.

User currently offlineA330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1896 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!


User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

is PIA still flying to AMS??


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16371 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

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




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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1874 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


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

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



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1866 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.



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1832 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


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1788 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


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1760 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.

User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1734 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...



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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

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

But will be back in BHX around March time.


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 hours ago) and read 1689 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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