PIA regaining market share on Int’l, domestic routes

PIA regaining market share on Int’l, domestic routes

KARACHI: The acting CEO of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Nayyer Hayat, has said that PIA is regaining its market share on domestic and international routes and improving seat factor on its flights is the top priority for the airline's management.

He announced this while addressing a ceremony arranged here Friday to give awards to top PSAs and IATA agents of Karachi region.

This achievement was made possible with the cooperation of our business partners, he acknowledged.

Nayyar Hayat also commended the commercial team of PIA's Karachi region for achieving increase in sales as compared to 2016.

He said it is heartening to note that PIA's performance in the first quarter of 2017 has remained encouraging.

Acting CEO PIA assured the travel agents of airline's full support. Together, we can make a difference and take PIA to greater heights for our mutual benefit, he said adding that PIA is expanding its wings by launching new destinations and increasing flights on better performing routes.

He also mentioned that starting from 25th April, PIA would be providing option of daily travel between Karachi and London to its customers with more flexibility.

While expressing his views on the occasion, General Manager Market Planning, Ali Tahir, congratulated the travel agents and PIA's Commercial team on exceeding the sales targets set for 2016.

On this occasion PIA's General Manager Passenger Sales, Nosherwan Adil, gave a presentation on PIA's upcoming initiatives.

He said with the efforts of PIA's Commercial team and support functions coupled with the valuable contribution of travel agents PIA is gradually regaining its market share.

Later, awards were given to 21 top performing travel agents while letters of appreciation were given to 17 officials of PIA's sales team of Karachi region.

The ceremony was also attended by senior officials of the airline as well as prominent personalities of the travel and tourism industry. (APP)