Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan said that due to “friendly Open Sky policy the national airlines especially PIA has suffered a lot and therefore no foreign country or foreign airline would be granted any additional rights without proper justification”.
The advisor to PM was addressing the participants of PIA’s Marketing Conference 2017. This conference was held on Thursday where all marketing station heads from domestic and international destinations presented their stations performance, activities and future plan of action.
While addressing the participant’s Sardar Mehtab said that “PIA can only succeed with the full support and joint efforts of all employees and they should take the full ownership of their organisation”.
While it took someone responsible in Pakistani aviation to realise this after decades he also pointed out “there is need to eradicate favouritism and promote merit in all spheres of airline”.
He further added that “PIA has to fill in the demand gap that exists in the market and has to have the capacity and right product mix. And PIA must expand its network to cater to the demand gap that exists in the market”.
Further commenting on the state of Pakistani aviation he said “I know the competition is very tough due to no equal playing field”.