PIA suffers Rs.2bn loss after Umrah flights are suspended

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suffered loss of Rs 2 billion following suspension of flights to Saudi Arabia after temporary ban on Umrah due to coronavirus.
The PIA officials told on Tuesday that the schedule of the airlines has been badly disturbed as tickets of 50,000 passengers have been cancelled so far.
The authorities told that 34 flights to Medina and 13 to Makkah are scheduled weekly for business visa and iqama holders despite fewer assengers.
Furthermore, the financial loss is expected to surge due to suspension of flight operation for Qatar and Iran. – NNI

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