Islamabad, Federal Minister for Railways & Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique inaugurated the PIA Executive Lounge at Lahore Airport.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq congratulated the airline management and employees for improving and enhancing passenger facilitation.
He said that PIA can regain its lost glory.
Speaking to the media, Khawaja Saad Rafique said that the upgradation of the executive lounge was long overdue (ten years), which has been completed in record time.
PIA Business Class executive passengers will benefit from the services of this lounge. Snacks, Hot and cold drinks will be provided to passengers without any charges.
Apart from Lahore, the renovation of the executive class lounge has also been completed at Karachi Airport, while the latest Airbus A-320 Simulator has been installed for the training of pilots. These facilities will be inaugurated next week.
The Federal Minister said that PIA is currently operating twenty-five aircraft, however, this number is expected to go up to twenty-eight by January. In addition to this, 10 new aircraft will be added to PIA’s fleet.
Seats of Seven Airbus A-320S and two Boeing 777 aircraft are being refurbished.
The new in-flight entertainment system will also be activated very soon.
Khawaja Saad Rafiq said that seventeen of our small domestic airports are closed. Domestic flights should start in the country. “We are working on many fronts for the improvement of PIA.
PIA employees are being posted abroad purely based on merit. We have done away with the culture of Sifarish in PIA”, Minister concluded.
CEO PIA Air Vice Marshal Amir Hayat, Chief Operating Officer Amanullah Qureshi, Chief Project Officer Khurram Mushtaq, General Manager Tariq Majeed, Station Manager Ali Asghar Zaidi, District Manager Zaheeruddin, Deputy General Manager Ali Abbas Shah and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.