Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced an across-the-board reduction in its pilot’s salaries and perks among fiscal pressures. National flag carrier declared a notification in this opinion recommending that all pilots compared with PIA will face an up to 25 percent decrease in salaries. The airline has defined contributions only for pilots who perform 50 hours of flight per month. Moreover, the guaranteed pay for pilots has decreased to 50 hours rather than 75 hours.

The notification reports that a pilot will not be allowed to an improvement in flying pay for two years on all safety/FDM violations. It additionally shows that sick leave for more further than five continuous days will not be entertained. Further, pilots will not be provided more than seven connected leaves under the annual leaves plan. The community has become less than six months after the national airline cut wages of its workers by 10 to 25 percent.

In October, PIA Chief Executive, Air Marshal (retd) Arshad Malik had told the federal cabinet that the national airlines experienced a loss of Rs. 31.9 billion in the current year because of the COVID-19 pandemic that took the aviation sector over the world.