Shocker as Pakistan airline confirms 7 standing passengers accepted on fully booked flight

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More

Confirmation came from Pakistan international airlines on Monday that it had accepted seven passengers more than the maximum capacity on an international flight and had launched disciplinary measures against the crew.

airlineSpokesman for PIA earlier denied a newspaper report that the extra passengers were forced to stand for the 3-hour flight from Karachi to Medina in Saudi Arabia.

PIA officials responding to the serious violation of passengers safety “It is not possible for anyone to travel like that in an aircraft, regardless of the duration of the flight,” Danyal Gillani said but did not clarify how the passengers had spent the journey.

A pilot and two other crew members were being disciplined, he said.

“Further PIA spokesperson said strict action would be taken against anyone found at fault. PIA is committed to ensure the safety of the passengers and cannot allow any incident to happen which compromises safety,” Gillani said.

PIA has been battling concerns about flight safety since a domestic flight crashed in the mountainous Chitral region in December, killing all 47 people on board.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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