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Karachi, March 19, 2009: PIAs flight pursers were awarded certificates & cash prizes for higher in-flight sales on board PIA flights. An Award distribution ceremony was held in this regard at a local hotel in Karachi.

Mr. Haneef Phatan, Director HR & Administration PIA, was the chief guest at the occasion. He appreciated the performance of PIAs Flight pursers & EDF Sky Services in achieving the sales targets.

PIAs Director Flight Operations, Captain Shuja Naqvi acknowledged the excellent performance of EDF Sky Services over the past six years. He informed the gathering that the total in-flight sales done during this period was over US$ 16 million of which PIA earned US $ 5 million.

He appreciated the performance of PIA flight pursers in making this contribution towards the revenue generation of PIA.

Mr. Henrique .F. Weil, Chairman EDF Sky Services also spoke on the occasion. He said that EDF Sky Services acquires the best of top graded products at most competitive prices which was the secret of improved sales performance along with the efforts of PIA flight pursers. Others who spoke on the occasion were Mr. Iftikhar Ali Naqvi, CEO EDF and Mr. A Latif Siddiqui General Manager EDF

For the year 2008, 105 flight pursers were selected for awards under the incentive plan where a total amount of US$ 25,600 was distributed among the pursers.

Mr. Mahmood Nasir from Lahore was awarded PIA Top Purser Award of US $ 1,000.

The Ceremony was also attended by senior officials of the airline and EDF Sky Services.