KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is all set to launch premier service for its London bound passengers from August 14, 2016.

According to details, Chairman PIA, Azam Saigol, chaired a meeting to review matters relating to the launch of PIA’s premier service here on Tuesday. The CEO Bernd Hildenbrand was also present during the meeting.

The Chairman emphasized that all departments of the airline must gear up efforts to ensure provision of better service to airline’s premier customers. He particularly stressed on better quality food and a proper in-flight entertainment system.

The meeting was informed that about 50 of PIA’s cabin crew staff were undergoing training at the PIA training centre Karachi, which was being jointly conducted by Pakistani and Sri Lankan trainers.

PIA’s premier service aircraft A-330, being obtained on wet lease, would fly six times a week to London’s Heathrow airport including three flights from Islamabad and three from Lahore. After change of livery the aircraft would initially start operating on “Route Proofing Flights” for few days before the premier service is formally launched on August 14, 2016.