No end in sight as PIA-PALPA issue enters sixth day

06 Oct, 2015 12:08 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A dispute between Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) entered sixth day on Tuesday as the talks failed between them.

Sources said that at least seven flights have also been cancelled today raising the total number of cancelled flights to 77, while the passengers travelling to Dammam were sent to Jeddah by the PIA.

On the other hand, the PIA spokesman denied reports regarding cancellation of flights today.

The second round of talks between the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) also failed on Monday.

Briefing the media after talks on Mondat, Sher Ali Khan, a spokesman for CAA, said that they could not accept the three demands of the pilots.

He said that passengers are facing problems due to attitude of pilots. “Our top priority is national interests. The PALPA demands are tantamount to challenging the PIA management,” he said.

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