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Saudi Warning to PIA
Saudi Arabia has issued a warning to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to halt all of its operations in Saudi Arabia until it clears off the dues of $48 million.
The GACA has issued a warning that the repatriation process for 50,000 Hajj 🕋 pilgrims will be delayed until the necessary payments have been made.
Currently, PIA has scheduled numerous Hajj flights from now until the start of August, which marks the end of the Hajj season.
PIA plane was held at Kuala Lumpur
In May 2023, a Boeing-777 aircraft belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was impounded at Kuala Lumpur Airport by Malaysian authorities for failure to pay lease dues.
Not the first time
Four years ago, the Saudi authorities halted PIA’s operations during the peak of the Hajj season due to their failure to make timely payments.
PIA has been running in heavy losses where only in Q1, 2023, the amount of losses amount to $133 million.