LAHORE – The PIA Chairman Asif Yasin Malik has said that three new hangers - two in Karachi and one in Lahore - will be constructed which will enhance airline’s maintenance capabilities. He said that there will be no job cuts, rather salaries and pension of the employees will be increased in due course of time depending upon the financial health of the airline. He especially praised the engineers and technicians for their dedication and hard work, he was addressing the employees on Friday at PIA headquarter.

He said that PIA is one of the few airlines of the world which has ability to make use of its engineering and maintenance capabilities whereas most of airlines have outsourced this function. He informed employees about the induction of A320 fuel efficient aircraft in PIA fleet with deliveries beginning in a couple of month’s time. These aircraft will help improve airline’s flight Schedule, frequencies and performance. He also assured of new induction of engineers and technicians to overcome shortage of skilled human resource. Chairman later visited engineering facilities.