Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) flight PK 787 became highly uncomfortable for the passengers due to its faulty Air-conditioning system. PIA’s Boeing 777 aircraft took off from Jinnah International terminal Karachi to London Heathrow Airport with no onboard operational air conditioning facility.
As soon as the passengers boarded the plane they pointed out to the crew that AC is not working properly, they were told that it will start working once they are airborne. However, the AC did not work even after the flight took off and cabin temperature rose to 30 degrees Celsius. Passengers including women and children were left perspiring and waving paper fans for an 8-hour long flight (average time).
People have also reported that the cabin crew didn’t cooperate during the flight, appealing to the management to take notice of the issue.
On 3rd August 2018, a similar incident was reported on PK 750 Paris – Islamabad flight, when the video of a mother went viral pleading the airline staff to open the plane doors as her baby was suffocating due to faulty air conditioning. Explanation letters were issued to the staff responsible for the inconvenience.
Such events can tarnish the image of the National Carrier internationally. The official response of the PIA management is still awaited.
Via Dunya News