The video of PIA’s air hostesses dancing and welcoming spring in full swing was all over social media. At Flight PK-204, the crew surprised all the passengers with a display of spring festivities. The celebration took place at an A320 aircraft which took off from Lahore airport.
According to PIA’s spokesperson, the celebration was a part of the airline’s new marketing strategy. The celebration’s purpose is to make the passengers’ flying experience pleasant and eventful. To this end, PIA chose to play some special and upbeat Pakistani songs to celebrate the arrival of the new season.
Pakistan is versatile with a rich culture & vibrant, lively & fun ppl. Yesterday, we welcomed Spring on PK 304, sharing gifts & our passengers participated to the fullest. This launched the Spring special offers and seasonal discounts from PIA #PIA #SpringFestival #SpreadingJoy pic.twitter.com/JwGBxKGOSC
— PIA (@Official_PIA) March 8, 2018
— 🇵🇰 Staunch Insafian 🇲🇻 (@StaunchInsafian) March 7, 2018
After the video went viral, some social media handlers were upset about all this act. They wanted PIA to focus on its service quality rather than asking air hostesses to dance during the flights and wasting taxpayers’ money.
Here are some of the comments that we received from the people:
Bhai @Official_PIA if you wanted to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay you could have started with better pay and benefits for female crew members. Stewardesses ko nachwaanay se kia saabit hoga? https://t.co/d7FOsFHHPn
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) March 8, 2018
Shameful act by PIA it is the way through which they want to get their lost position ??
Nachaa kr ??#IslamEmpowersWomen
— Abd_Wahab (@abdwahabshah87) March 7, 2018
Gifts dena achi baat hai lekin naach gana? wo bhi jahaz par. Astaghfirullah..
When we are on the plane we pray from start to the end that we may land safely.#PIA ko aur barbaad na karen.
— CP (@CompletedPeace) March 7, 2018
— Omer (@RanaUmar619) March 8, 2018
Kya well done .its not our culture.kya aj tak kisi aur airline ny asa kia hy.very cheap publicity stunt
— Mohammad Haseeb (@haseeb7887) March 8, 2018
We do realize that PIA needs to work more on their services and also to clear out the issues which the airline is facing since the past moths but if they are showing the positive side then why can’t we appreciate it? It’s high time we keep our negative comments to ourselves only. And we wish PIA to give the best they can in the upcoming days.