PIA suspended flight between Karachi and Mumbai from monday

Vastavam web: Pakistan International Airlines will suspend its flight between Karachi and Mumbai from tomorrow due to commercial considerations, a senior airline official has said.PIA operated two flights in a week (Monday and Thursday) between Karachi and Mumbai.The suspension of Karachi-Mumbai route may add traffic to Lahore-Delhi route, he said.”There will be no PIA flight between Karachi to Mumbai and Mumbai to Karachi from April 8. The PIA has stopped booking for flights on this route,” the official said.
“Since we have been bearing financial loss on this route for the last six months or so we have arrived at a decision to suspend this route,” the official said, adding that unless a special subsidy is not given by the government on this route it may not be restored in the near future.The move comes amid a strain in Indo-Pak ties following the beheading of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan military in Jammu and Kashmir.”The reasons behind the move are purely commercial,” PIA spokesperson Danyal Gillani said.The proposal to suspend the Karachi-Mumbai flight may have been made for commercial purposes, but deteriorating ties indirectly have affected traffic on the route.