The decision was taken under directives of PIA Chairman Air Marshal Arshad Malik.
Before the flight takes off, a recitation for a safe journey (due-e-safar) is also recited. Moreover, it is learnt that Qaseeda Bura Shareef is being played in all Boeing-777 jets initially.
Earlier, Malik had said that some loss-making PIA routes have been closed.
While addressing a press conference, he had stated that “a corruption mafia was active within the airline’s team, thus it was bearing huge losses in its operations on a number of loss-making routes”.
“We also came to know about a shortage of the professionals in the organisation,” he had said.
The complaint about misbehaviour with the passengers was a routine. Moreover, there were reports about the removal of engines from the aircraft and disappearance of various parts,” he added.
The PIA was going into a loss of around Rs300 to 500 million at various routes, thus to minimise the losses, these routes have been closed, Malik said.