Airlines don’t make money just from flying passengers: air cargo is a big business. Cargo is not only flown in dedicated freighter aircraft but alongside passenger flights as well. At present, the cargo business is booming once again for the national airline, PIA.
The load factor for PIA has been consistently maintaining the higher eighties, going up to nineties. This is no mean feat and is one of the key reasons for the rising revenues. The mango season was a game-changer for the PIA cargo business, which increased by 50%.
Recognizing the demand for carrying fresh produce, PIA has expanded its commodity list and is now carrying fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and other food items safely and timely.