CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, has announced that a MoU with KCCI will be signed by 18th Nov’19 for setting up a PIA office at the KCCI premises which will provide extra services and facilities to the business community. While speaking during his visit to KCCI, he said that the monthly operational losses of PIA have been slashed by 50% to PKR 1.5Bn from over PKR 3Bn. Chairman BMG & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli underscored that PIA must enhance the number of aircraft and destinations, particularly its direct flights to Canada, London, New York and Beijing etc with all the required facilities to facilitate the frequent travelers and members of the business & industrial community which would surely improve the revenue of the national flag carrier. He said that PIA needed to improve its flights’ schedule in coordination with travel agents and strategy should be defined in such a manner that would create win-win situation for both PIA and the travel agents. He assured to provide maximum support to the national flag carrier, saying that KCCI’s Research department could also help PIA in any research work. KCCI President Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan said that PIA must expand its direct flights particularly to those destinations where majority of overseas Pakistanis were residing besides revisiting all its air-routes.