volume 02-2022

Service With Best Food | PFA Launches Star Rating For Restaurants

LAHORE: The Punjab Foods Authority (PFA) has launched a `Star Rating Programme` in accordance with international standards to motivate and support the restaurant industry and provide good quality and service to customers. PFA Director General Rafaqat Ali Nissoana said this pilot project would help determine the standards of the hotels and restaurants in Lahore, Multan, …

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Virgin Atlantic Begins | First External Recruitment In Two Years

Virgin Atlantic has opened applications to recruit 400 new cabin crew as the airline continues to replace staff let go during the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline said its crew are famous for ensuring a safe and memorable in-flight experience for customers – reflecting the adventure that awaits them at their destination. Successful applicants will demonstrate …

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Rampant Omicron Causes | Sharp Drop In Airline Ticket Sales: IATA

GENEVA: Airline ticket sales fell sharply at the end of 2021, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Wednesday, blaming governments for having “over-reacted” to the Omicron COVID variant by closing borders. The IATA, which groups over 290 airlines, said international air travel had been slowly but steadily recovering from the mass shutdowns of 2020 …

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Omicron Surge Prompts | Malaysia To Suspend Umrah Travel

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health ministry has suspended Umrah trips to Saudi Arabia for a month from Saturday (January 8), in light of the rising number of Omicron variant cases among returning Umrah pilgrims. During this period, the health ministry and other relevant authorities will be carrying out a risk assessment and updating the SOPs for …

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Airbus Completes | Over 600 Jet Deliveries In 2021

PARIS: Global aviation major Airbus provisionally exceeded its target of 600 jet deliveries in 2021, with final totals depending on a still incomplete audit, reported Reuters, citing industry sources. Deliveries included a flurry of last-minute activity for A350 wide-bodied jets, for which demand has been slack as international travel remains dogged by the coronavirus crisis, …

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TDCP Launches | A Daylong Tour To Kartarpur

LAHORE: The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) has started tour services for Kartarpur and South Punjab as part of efforts to highlight the glory of less popular tourist destinations of the province. The inauguration ceremony held on Sunday was attended by the Special Assistant to the Chief Minister, Hasaan Khawar, and senior officials of …

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Qatar Airways Celebrates | 25Th Birthday With Global Sale

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched a global sale for UK customers as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The carrier in fact began operations in early 1994, but considers 2022 to be its 25th birthday as the airline was relaunched in 1997 under the mandate of His Highness The Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa …

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Hitit, PIA Jointly Move | Pakistan’s Travel Industry Forward In 2022

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and PIA’s IT partner Hitit continue to work together to move Pakistan’s travel industry forward in 2022 with new initiatives. Hitit, Turkey’s largest exporter of aviation technology software and one of the leading global providers of airline and travel solutions, has been partnering with PIA and is the driving force …

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PIA Starts | Sialkot-Dubai Operations

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has commenced its operation from Sialkot to Dubai scheduling two flights a week, a statement said. A ceremony was held at Sialkot International Airport on the inauguration of PIA’s first flight PK 179, which was attended by government officials and PIA office-bearers. Talking on the occasion, CEO PIA Air Marshal …

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