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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

PIA ranked as having seventh-best staff in South Asia

No other Pakistani Airline is in the top 10 rankings in the list. Interestingly, Indian Airlines have dominated the rankings.

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is ranked 7th in the list of Best Staff in South Asia issued by Skytrax, a UK-based company that rates airlines reviews platform.

The company has ranked PIA as having the seventh-best staff in South Asia. No other Pakistani Airline is in the top 10 rankings in the list. Interestingly, Indian Airlines have dominated the rankings. Six out of ten posts in the list have been occupied by Indian airlines. The Best Staff ranking takes into account the behavior of the staff at both the airport and onboard.

However, PIA came under fire last month when it asked the cabin crew to dress properly and that they must wear undergarments, in a statement issued last month.

Wearing undergarments was declared a must for cabin crew in the new guidelines issues on dress code. National carrier claims lack of better attire by the flight attendants is leaving a bad impression and portrays a negative image of PIA.

“It has been observed with great concern that a few cabin crew tend to dress casually while traveling intercity, staying in hotels, and visiting various suffices. Such dressing leaves a poor impression on the viewer and portrays a negative image of not only the individual but also of the organization,” an internal instruction memo by General Manager Flight Services Aamir Bashir read.

Read more: PIA clarifies over use of inappropriate language on dress code for crew

Bashir has asked the cabin crew to dress properly in formal plain clothes over proper undergarments. “The clothing worn by males and females should be by our cultural and national morals,” the guideline read.

Grooming officers have been instructed to monitor cabin crew “at all times” and report back if there is any deviation from the rules.

The flight services general managers said that strict action would be against those flight attendants who fail to follow the guidelines.