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Cash-strapped Pakistan airline operated 46 flights with No passengers in 2016-17, Shows report

The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines operated 46 flights with no passengers throughout 2016-17, incurring a reduction of over $1.1 million to the federal company, according to a press report.

The figures have been revealed in an audit report that said that the airline suffered enormous financial losses by working 46 empty flights in Islamabad, the Geo TV reported.

The report said that the PIA flew the vacant flights throughout 2016 to 2017.

The airline confronted a massive reduction worth Rs 180 million ($1.1 million) and no question was launched regardless of the government being knowledgeable about the subject, the news report stated.

The study also said that besides those, approximately 36 Hajj flights also functioned with no passengers.