Karachi, February 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): PIA management has instructed for worker friendly and productive roster for its cabin crew in compliance with ANO (Air Navigation Order) issued by CAA. PIA wants to ensure the best possible convenient schedule which must incorporate proper rest while at same time maintaining flight safety standards. It should also facilitate them to spend adequate time with their families. This is also necessary as happy and satisfied person with mental peace can give the best performance.
As per ANO the duty time for cabin crew is extended up to 12+4 hrs (12 hrs flight time and 4 hrs ground time). However, the roster adopted by PIA has much lesser working hours than allowed by ANO certainly with No violation of rules and regulations.
As it is known fact that PIA has been facing dire financial constraints since past many years and as part of saving measures (but not compromising on human safety and quality of service) certain initiatives are considered after due deliberation with all stake holders. Presently just on Jeddah sector PIA is spending more than PKR 500 million per annum as 60-70 five star hotel rooms are booked per day for the cabin crew apart from normal flying allowances given to them.
However, the circular issued in this regard has not been implemented yet. The same will be evaluated after due deliberation with all stake holders before implementation. There is no truth in the baseless speculations being spread in this regard. Management is as usual will always be willing to attend the grievances if there will be any. PIA Spokesperson.
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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
PIA Head Office Airport
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