Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) financial crisis is becoming worst as the airline has become a defaulter of the international fuel supplier World Fuel Services (WFS). Aviation fuel supplier at Dubai Airport refused to fill PIA aircraft as 3 PIA flights are now stuck at Dubai airport. PIA’s flight roster has been badly disturbed.
Sources told ProPakistani that World Fuel Services (WFS) is the registered vendor of PIA for the supply of aviation fuel. Despite many reminders, the airline was not able to pay its dues on time. On Monday, WFS stopped fuel supply to PIA aircraft at Dubai International Airport.
Due to non-availability of fuel, 3 flights have not been able to take off from Dubai airport. PIA flight PK-212 for Islamabad, PK-284 for Peshawar and PK-204 for Lahore are still waiting for fuel. Due to delay in flights, hundreds of passengers flying with PIA are waiting at the airport.
PIA spokesperson told ProPakisani that the management is in contact with WFS authorities. And hopefully, the issue will be resolved in coming hours.
PIA’s flight schedule has been badly affected. PIA flights from its hub Karachi Airport, PK-369, PK-897 and PK-397 were canceled and PK-309 and PK-307 are delayed. Flights from Islamabad, Lahore and other airports have also been affected due to this situation.