KARACHI: PIA is offering optional ?Complete Life Insurance Cover? to its passengers travelling from overseas to Pakistan and passengers travelling on domestic routes.
A PIA spokesman said here on Thursday that under this scheme all passengers of PIA, travelling from overseas can avail insurance cover for their entire stay in Pakistan for Rs. 10 Million on payment of US $10 or equivalent amount in their local currency.
The scheme is also available for passengers travelling on domestic routes i.e. from their home town to another domestic destination.
The CLIC Scheme (Complete Life Insurance Cover) is a milestone and only of its kind in the history of global airline industry, the PIA spokesman added.
PIA is the first airline to offer insurance cover to passengers for the entire length of their stay in another country, he stated.
For the convenience of the passengers? details and amount of premium to be charged in each country are available at PIA?s website www.piac.com.pk.
Passengers can also inquire details of the offer from PIA Booking Offices, Travel agents and PIA Call Centre on 111-786-786.
PIA spokesman further said that the insurance cover is offered in partnership with Eastern Federal Union (EFU) Insurance Company to provide protection to passengers in case of Accidental Death and Permanent Disability (even if it occurs as a result of any terrorist activity). This offer is valid for passengers with valid return tickets.
It was pointed out that PIA, during its six decades of existence, has achieved many ?historic firsts?.
PIA was the first airline in the world to operate a scheduled helicopter service as well as start an Air Safari with jet aircraft in 1993-94.
PIA was the launch customer of the latest Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. PIA was the first Asian Airline to introduce a pure jet aircraft. In 1962, PIA broke the record for the fastest commercial flight between London and Karachi, PIA spokesman added.
Apart from the optional insurance scheme offered, all passengers travelling on any Domestic/International flight operated by PIA is covered under PIA?s Aviation Insurance Programme.
Passenger claims are settled on the basis of applicable convention for passengers? claims settlement.
For International flights Pakistan is a signatory to Warsaw Convention as amended by Hague Protocol under which the passenger liability in case of accident is limited to USD 20,000/- per passenger excluding American nationals.
Under Domestic contract for carriage PIA is liable to pay Rs. 500,000/- per passenger.
So far, over 31,504 policies of CLIC (Complete Life Insurance Cover) have been sold since the commencement of this facility in April 2010, the highest numbers of Passengers who have availed the offered scheme are from Middle East, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union, South Asia, India, China and Turkey; and the numbers are increasing.
While in Pakistan also 665 passengers availed the insurance cover from their home town to another domestic destination, PIA spokesman concluded.