The relocation process of PIA Head Office to the federal capital has started and is in full swing while its layout plan has been forwarded to PM Khan for final approval.
As per the sources in the Aviation Division, the PIA head office is being moved to Benazir Bhutto International Airport’s terminal building, while its area of car parking would be brought into commercial use by the Aviation Authority.
The sources said that details of relocating the head office from Karachi to the capital city have been finalised.
They appreciated the role of the CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik in relocating of the Pakistan International Airlines Head Office from Karachi to Islamabad, adding that he held many meetings with the vice chief of air staff for the purpose after which the Aviation Division and the air force agreed in principle to the shifting.
As per the Aviation Division, the airlines have shifted its Procedure Bureau, Marketing Department, Revenue Management, Central Reservation Control, HR, Security and Vigilance Department to the capital city, while its finance, engineering and situation departments would be present in the port city.
While talking to the media people at the conference room of the Aviation Division on Tuesday, the Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that 3 more planes would be included to the fleet of PIA after the completion of the formalities.
Out of the total 31 planes of the national flag carrier, 4 were grounded when the incumbent government took charge.
The segregation process of the CAA is also under process under which 2 commercial and regulatory authorities would be set up by the 31st of March for improving the efficiency of the Aviation Division. The authorities would have their independent boards, which would be working under the Aviation Division.
He also said that the financial condition of the airlines was improving slowly as the revenue earning has witnessed a surge and the operational expenses went down significantly.