ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday restored international slip allowance of cabin crew on foreign flights in order to end tensions between the administration and crew members.
After conciliating pilots of the nation flag-carrier, the PIA administration has also ended a longstanding dispute of non-payment of flying allowance to cabin crew members since many months due to financial crisis.
However, the flying allowance has been restored for cash payment to the crew at the airport before departure of international flights, said a notification released by PIA chief human resource officer Air Commodore Amer Altaf.
The notification read, “It has been decided by CEO to pay international slip allowance to cabin crew in cash at Airport before the departure with immediate effect. You are requested to take necessary action, re-conciliation of the international slip allowance paid shall be carried out at the end of the month.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the national flag-carrier resumed its flight operation as pilots end strike and started returning to airports after dialogues between Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) administration and Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA).
The flight operation of the national airline resumed after PIA and pilots’ association reached an agreement for the safety measures of aircraft crew due to coronavirus pandemic.