The Riyadh Airport Authority (RAA) has issued a final warning to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) regarding their outstanding dues. PIA has been given until July 15 to settle the amount of 8.2 million riyals.
Failure to make the payment by the deadline could have repercussions on PIA’s winter flight schedule, as cautioned by the RAA. Furthermore, PIA has also received a warning for non-payment of liabilities from the Jeddah Airport. A spokesperson for PIA acknowledged the reminder of dues from the RAA and assured that the airline is in the process of making the payment, aiming to resolve the issue promptly.
This warning from the RAA arrives at a challenging time for PIA, which has been grappling with financial difficulties for several years. The non-payment of dues to the Riyadh and Jeddah airports adds to the existing financial challenges faced by the airline. If PIA fails to meet the payment deadline, it may face further disruptions to its flight schedule.
The situation also poses setbacks for the Pakistani government, which has been endeavoring to revive PIA. Despite injecting significant funds into the airline in recent years, the government has been unable to reverse its fortunes.
The warning from the RAA serves as a reminder of the formidable challenges confronting PIA. The airline must find a way to improve its financial performance if it hopes to sustain itself and overcome these obstacles.