The Pakistan International Airlines suffered huge financial losses after dozens of its flights were operated without passengers.
According to an audit report, as many as 46 flights were operated from the Islamabad Airport in 2016-17 with no passengers boarding the airplanes, said a report.
The report reveals that the national flag carrier suffered loss of Rs180 million by operating 46 flights without passengers.
It said 36 flights on Hajj and Umrah routes were also operated without passengers and no inquiry was initiated despite the administration being informed about the matter.
The audit report said the issue has been declared a negligent act in the official documents. PIA operated 46 flights without passengers, reveals audit report.
Recently, it transpired that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has allegedly awarded a Rs700 million contract to a company that has no available record before March 2019.
According to an evaluation report of the national flag carrier, the contract was awarded to M/S Avionics Solution Pakistan through open bidding.
The contract awarded to Avionics Solution Pakistan is of the building of Indigenous In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems in eight out of 12 Boeing 777 planes of the national flag carrier.
As per the evaluation report, the bidding opened on July 8, 2019 at 10 30 AM and closed on July 15 at 15:00 PM.
Now here’s what’s strange about the whole affair–one cannot find the website of Avionics Solutions Pakistan–that has won the lucrative contract through open bidding–on Google.