ISLAMABAD Pakistan Worldwide Airlines confirmed on Monday that it had carried 7 passengers extra than the greatest on an worldwide flight and had launched disciplinary actions in opposition to the crew.
A PIA spokesman denied a newspaper report that the additional passengers ended up pressured to stand for the three-hour flight from Karachi to Medina in Saudi Arabia on Jan. twenty.
“It is not possible for anybody to journey like that in an plane, irrespective of the period of the flight,” Danyal Gillani explained but did not explain how the passengers had expended the journey.
A pilot and two other crew associates ended up becoming disciplined, he explained.
“Rigorous action would be taken in opposition to anybody uncovered at fault. PIA is committed to assure the safety of the passengers and can not allow any incident to come about which compromises safety,” Gillani explained.
PIA has been battling concerns about flight safety due to the fact a domestic flight crashed in the mountainous Chitral region in December, killing all 47 men and women on board.
(Enhancing by Robin Pomeroy)