PIA’s empty flights cause Rs184 million losses

KARACHI: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has detected Rs184 million losses due mismanagement by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for carrying empty flights.

The AGP in its audit report for PIA Islamabad Office for the year 2016/2016, observed that 46 flights were operated without any passenger, resulting loss of Rs184 million. These flights are other than 36 flights for Hajj and Umrah.

The AGP said that General Manager, Network and Schedule Planning, PG-X(Reporting to Director Marketing) was responsible to supervise and monitor proper designing of long term and short term operating plans; and to focus on network management and evaluation of multiple scenario of schedule changes.

The audit of the view that operation of flight without passenger shows lack of proper planning and control on the part of the management.

“The matter was report to the management in October, 2018 but no reply was received. DAC meeting was not convened despite requests by the audit.”

The AGP recommended to investigate the matter with a view to fix responsibility on the persons at fault.

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