PIA: PK-785 delayed as only three cabin crew arrived
Flight operation resumed, on Tuesday, after successful negotiations between Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and Pakistan Air Line Pilots Association (PALPA).
The flight operation remained suspended for three days over concerns about the safety of pilots, crew members and passengers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
However, today, only three members of PIA employee union, Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA), have arrived for flight number PK-785 to London. According to the sources of Baaghi TV, only the pilot, Capt. Sohail Ahmed, along with two other crew members were present. While, the expected time of departure was supposedly 11:50 am and without any doubt the flight will be delayed.
Last night, while talking to Mubasher Lucman on Khara Sach, they were making tall claims of serving the nation and telling the pilots to serve PIA and the country.
Is this how they will serve PIA? Is this how the pilots and the PIA management will serve the nation? Such a shameful act by the national flag-carrier, PIA.
Moreover, present situation at the airport is no less than that. The passengers are being left stranded all across the airport, some of them wearing masks and standing close to each other in groups.
Where is the airport security? Why aren’t they stopping these people to move around in groups? Why can’t the airport security officials maintain strictness on wearing the masks within the airport premises? This is such a disgust.
Yesterday, tensions eased between the two after Aviation Division secretary assured the stakeholders of full support. Aviation division in order to resolve the grievances of PALPA has allowed the captain to operate flights upon satisfaction regarding the implementation of SOP issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) to avert COVID-19 spread.