Pakistan International ends flights to US


PIA is ending flights to the US after sustaining enormous losses on the routes it operates.

The airline is no longer booking US flights through its reservation system after October 31. PIA had been operating flights to the US since 1961 without any disruption. A total of five weekly flights to New York and three other US cities were being operated.

Political pressure and dual citizenships amongst elite members of Pakistan’s military, industrial and government have kept flights operating far longer than would have been likely under a commercial regime, but it’s finally become too much to sustain.

PIA will continue with its London route and then codeshare with a US airline from there to US destinations.