Islamabad: The Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat met Tuesday in Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, MNA to consider the matter regarding comparison of air-fair between PIA and other airlines on account of Umrah.
The M.D, PIA briefed that PIA, in line with industry practice has implemented Automated Revenue System with multiple booking class fares for each sector.
The availability of seats against each booking class is adjusted continuously and dynamically by the Automated Revenue Management System based upon overall market demand and competitor fares, thereby ensuring optimum utilization of space.
He added that Umrah season commenced from mid December, 2013 onwards. PIA has two types of flights uplifting Umrah passenger i.e schedule flights and the extra sections which are specially mounted to cater to Umrah demand.
However, the Committee did not satisfy with PIA response regarding reason for increase in Umrah. The Committee directed the PIA that detail and number of the Umrah pilgrims and income being generated there from may be furnished by 4th April.
MNAs Ms. Parveen Masood Bhatti, Ms. Nighat Parveen Mir, Ms. Shahnaz Saleem, Ms. Farhana Qamar, Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Mr. Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Mr. Roshan Din Junejo, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Mr. Muhammad Rehan Hashmi were present in the meeting.