PIA confirms to Glasgow

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PIA confirms to Glasgow

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From 16NOV05 via DXB!!

Wed:
LHE1GLA 0930 1700 PK777 A310

Sat:
ISB1GLA 1215 1945 PK779 A310

Wed:
GLA1LHE 1845#1045 PK778 A310

Sat:
GLA1ISB 2130#1415 PK780 A310

source http://www.airliners.net/discussions/ge ... n/2375237/
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According to most people, the population demographic of GLA reflects that a vast majority of immigrant Pakistanis from that city come from LHE and FAS...so why is there a one weekly ISB-DXB-GLA flight alongside a LHE-DXB-GLA flight when 2 weekly LHE-DXB-GLA would have been just fine :!: :roll:

Can someone please explain PIAs logic to me as it doesnt make any commercial/operational sense to me!!!
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Post by Falcon598 »

behramjee wrote:Can someone please explain PIAs logic to me as it doesnt make any commercial/operational sense to me!!!
They don't make any sense thats the problem.
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Post by Amaad Lone »

Why are the flights routed through Dubai??

That is like adding four hours extra for nothing.

A non-stop flight of eight hours, versus 3 hours to Dubai, 2 hours on ground then another 7 to Glasgow.

I would imagine with the number of Pakistanis in UK, filling an A310 twice a week from Glasgow should be no problem.

The major advantage of taking PIA to UK, versus Qatar or Emirates is the time factor, a non-stop flight versus one with a transit.

If PIA takes away that factor, then why would anyone fly PIA.
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Post by behramjee »

the ideal flight would have been LHE-GLA-LHE twice a week nonstop with A 310s plain and simple...it would have provided PIA with a huge competitive advantage compared to its Arab and European competitors on this route.

Lets see how good the 5th freedom traffic loads are for them in J & Y class on the DXB-GLA-DXB leg.
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Post by B777240ER »

If PK really want to route thier flight via DXB why not increase to 4 weekly.

There is enough demand for PAK-DXB and growing demand between DXB-GLA.

But they should first have experimented with LHE-GLA, if the loads weren't good then route the flight via DXB
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Post by smarties »

i personally would have thought they should have extended their Olso or CPH flights to GLA.

Twice a week on the A310 GLA-CPH-LHE would be better.
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Weekly flights between Glasgow and both Islamabad and Lahore will take off next month, Pakistan International Airlines announced yesterday.

The services will operate via Dubai.

Source: scotsman.com
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Post by Valkyrie »

Is this sector viable? I'm sure PIA did some assesment before opening up this route but it doesn't seem like it would be a winner to me.
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Post by PK777 »

behramjee wrote:the population demographic of GLA reflects that a vast majority of immigrant Pakistanis from that city come from LHE and FAS...
The IATA airport code for Faisalabad would be LYP not FAS, behramjee... :wink:
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Post by Amaad Lone »

The flight is on the PIA website.

http://www.piac.com.pk/flight_planner/d ... 18:37%20PM

Give credit to PIA, make an 8 hour journey into a 12 hour 30 minutes one.

The same amount of fuel could have allowed PIA to operate the route thrice a week.

Maybe a better schedule would have been:

Lahore-Islamabad-Glasgow twice a week.


This way people going to Lahore or Islamabad would have had a twice weekly option.

The return flight to Lahore continues on to Karachi. Another waste of 1.5 hour of fuel.

Why could this plane not be taken back to Karachi as a dometic flight, instead of taking it there as a part of PK778, flying empty.

PIA must stop linking Karachi with Lahore and Islamabad on international flights.

Its a waste of expensive fuel when the planes fly 80% empty between Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

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Post by behramjee »

there is a saying in this world called "you learn from your mistakes" unfortunately our national airline doesnt recognize the importance of that concept.