The induction of more aircraft in fleet, the punctuality of flights has also witnessed increase to above 90 per cent during 2016.
Official sources at Aviation Division while listing achievements gained and profit earned by PIA during tenure of present government on Wednesday said the organization recorded a gross operating profit of Rs. 2.83 billion in first quarter of 2015.
The sources said in line with Prime Minister's Youth Development Programme, cabin crew training centers have been established at Lahore, Nawab Shah, Swat, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Quetta besides Karachi. Cabin crew has also been trained from Qatar Airways while new seat tablets were introduced for B-777 aircraft in
The sources said in order to make PIA more independent towards decision making and commercialization, an enactment was jointly passed by Joint Session of Parliament through which PIA has been converted from Corporation into Public Limited company in April 2016 vide PIACL (Conversion) Act 2016.