Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has rationalized passage entitlements for all categories of employees in PG I to XI including cockpit crew and aircraft engineers with effect from March 1, 2022.
According to the details, the national flag carrier of Pakistan has revised the passage policy rules for all categories of employment including regular, contractual, deputationist, local and Pakistan-based employees at foreign stations, retired employees and deceased’s families.
Furthermore, admin order # 02/2022 of PIA’s Human Resource (HR) Department further stated that all employees may avail existing entitlements of passages till February 28, 2022 beyond which all existing entitlements will expire. However, it is to be noted that ‘if not exempted, government tax and airport charges will be applicable on all passage categories to be paid by employee.’
The HR Department’s notification further said that in case both husband and wife are working in PIA, one can get the full entitlement whereas the other can get half of the passages of his/her entitlement as prescribed below. Meanwhile, after retirement, entitlement of passage will be available to both husband and wife in individual capacity.
For passage facility during leave without pay (LWP), employees will not be entitled for the air passages if the LWP exceeds 120 days in a stretch; however, they would be entitled to Zonal Employee Discount (ZED) fare passages.
On the other hand, the notification stated that employees need to avail their own entitlement of passages for Umrah, pilgrimage and medical treatments abroad. Moreover, dependant son(s) / daughter(s) of PIA employees are able to avail facilities admissible to the family members as per rules.
The PIA management has also issued guidelines regarding re-routing and refund of employee ticket. In case of re-routing, the employee is allowed to do so; however, no sector will be allowed to be repeated. Moreover, as soon as the employee touches city of origin or touches a destination twice, ticket re-route shall be considered complete.
On the other hand, refund of the employee cancelled ticket is admissible anytime within ticket’s validity period to the maximum of one year from the date of expiry of the ticket. However, refunded tickets shall not be credited back to employee’s entitlement.
It is pertinent to mention here that employees and their families (serving / retired / deceased) can avail excess baggage facility up to 45 kgs at 90% rebate, once in a year against one-way sector only.
Air passage entitlement of all categories of employees will be as follows:
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