ISLAMABAD - Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Peter Heyward on Wednesday showed his keen interest in expansion of PIA and particularly having direct air link with Australia.

The Australian High Commissioner along with a delegation called on Managing Director, PIA, Muhammad Junaid Yunus at Head Office and offered his cooperation and support for PIA. Australian High Commission First Secretary, Ms. Melissa Kelly and Business Development Manager for South Pakistan, Tahir Mahmood were in the delegation. Deputy Managing Director Engineering PIA Air Vice Marshall Qasim Masood Khan was also present during the meeting. The participants of meeting discussed matters of mutual interest and of bilateral cooperation. Peter Heyward praised the efforts of MD PIA, Junaid Yunus for the betterment of airline especially, the steps taken towards revenue enhancement and cost saving plans.

Junaid Yunus briefed the delegation about PIA’s performance and upcoming plans regarding opening of new destinations and acquisition of newer aircraft. He said that Australia is an important market for us and to have air link there is under consideration depending upon economic feasibility of the route. He thanked the delegation for their support.