Pakistan International Airlines posted a PKR9.19 billion ($150.7 million) loss in 2006, Chairman Tariq Kirmani said at a press conference in Karachi, according to news reports. Comparison to 2005's final result was not provided, but he did say that revenue rose 10% to PKR70 billion and passenger numbers climbed 5.1% to 5.7 million. PIA's year was soured by the July crash of an F27 that killed all 45 onboard (ATWOnline, July 11, 2006).

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