Pakistan International Airlines suspends Karachi-Mumbai flight from Monday May 08,2017
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) willsuspend its flight between Karachi and Mumbai from Monday May 08,2017 due to commercial considerations, a senior airline official has said.
PIA operated two flights in a week – on Monday and Thursday – between Karachi and Mumbai.
However, the PIA’s Lahore-Delhi flight operation will continue as traffic volume on this route is satisfactory, the PIA official told PTI.
The suspension of Karachi-Mumbai route may add traffic to Lahore-Delhi route, he said.
“There will be no PIA flight between Karachi to Mumbai and Mumbai to Karachi from May 8. The PIA has stopped booking for flights on this route,” the official said.
The PIA management has decided to suspend the flight on the Karachi-Mumbai route because of extremely low traffic (on the route).
“Since we have been bearing financial loss on this route for the last six months or so, we have arrived at a decision to suspend this route,” the official said, adding that unless a special subsidy is not given by the government on this route, it may not be restored in the near future.