Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is going to discontinue its Tokyo-bound flights from mid-February, it announced on Sunday.
A spokesman of the national flag-carrier said on Sunday that the airline was incurring heavy losses on this route.
Currently, PIA’s aircraft fly from Islamabad to Tokyo as the second log in its Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo route.
But now, the national airline has decided to discontinue flights to Tokyo. The decision will only affect the flights from Beijing to Tokyo, and Islamabad-Beijing flights will continue as per schedule, the spokesman added.
This is the second significant route that the new PIA management has decided to suspend after the PTI government took measures to revamp the loss-making airline.
The new management has made several changes to its previous routes, dropping routes to Dhaka, New York and now to Tokyo on losses.
It has also started flights to new/previously suspended routes such as Sharjah, Doha, Muscat & Kuala Lumpur.
Due to these changes, the national flag-carrier has earned Rs.100 billion over the last year, a report circulating on media said.