Pakistan International Airlines clarifies that ATR is perfectly safe for flying and is useful and economical on short haul flights in both hot and cold weather conditions

Karachi, December 09, 2016 (PPI-OT): Reference media reports regarding ATR not being a safe aircraft, Spokesman PIA has clarified that ATR is perfectly safe for flying and is useful and economical on short haul flights in both hot and cold weather conditions. Several of these aircraft are being operated by airlines in India and Europe.

Media reports suggesting that there was some known defect in the aircraft before its last flight are also totally baseless. It defies common sense that pilots and engineers would fly an aircraft that does not meet safety standards, and risk their own lives.

For more information, contact:
General Manager
Public Affairs
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
PIA Head Office Airport
Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99043823
Fax: +92-21-34572225, +92-21-34570419
Cell: +92-322-7420707
Website: www.piac.com.pk