Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suffered loss of billions of rupees due to suspension of its flight operations in different region including Europe, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) over fake license issue.
According to the details, the decision to suspend flight operations of the national flag carrier by the United States, the UK and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) came after it emerged that one third of total pilots in the country own dubious licenses.
Sources said that the PIA could suffer loss of Rs 33 billion after the EASA has suspended the PIA flights for six months.
Pertinent to mention that PIA used to operate 23 flights to the UK in a week before the ban which included 10 flights to London, nine to Manchester and four to Birmingham.
Meanwhile, The National airline also used to operate six flights to Paris, Milan, Barcelona and Copan Hagen in Europe.
However, the PIA would also suffer losses of upto Rs 12 billion in terms of Hajj operations this year after the Saudi authorities decided to hold the annual pilgrimage on a limited scale.