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Three More Airlines Quit Pakistan

Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:31 pm

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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RE: Three More Airlines Quit Pakistan

Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:39 pm

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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RE: Three More Airlines Quit Pakistan

Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:45 pm

Pak's economy is in shambles and I don't think it makes sense for many of these airlines to fly there.
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RE: Three More Airlines Quit Pakistan

Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:11 am

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.
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RE: Three More Airlines Quit Pakistan

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:06 am

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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