KARACHI: The national flag-carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), transferred 85 flight attendants from Karachi to Islamabad, ARY News reported on Sunday.
PIA administration, in a notification, directed concerned stewards and stewardesses to report to Base Incharge Flight Services in Islamabad for further assignment of duties within six days following the recent transfers.
The notification stated that special allowances will be given to the flight attendants for transportation as married officials will get one month allowance and unmarried personnel will be provided 15 days allowance besides provision of free air passage including their families (if married).
For the transportation of baggage, married officials can carry up to 273 kilograms while unmarried attendants can take away 182 kilograms if travelling by air.
The officials will be allowed to take 1119 kilograms baggage if travelling through surface transportation while unmarried personnel will be allowed to carry up to 746 kilograms.
On April 15, the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) had decided to launch action against facilitators of crew members deployed abroad in contravention of stipulated rules.
Sources told ARY News that PIA authorities would take action against officers involved in deputing certain crew members abroad on ‘special recommendations’.
The action, initiated by Department of Flight Services, will also be taken against officials who reportedly depute airhostesses and other crew members involved in smuggling, sources informed.