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World's Most Overstaffed Airline Can't Find Stranded Passengers

  • Pakistan's carrier has lowest global sales-to-employee ratio
  • "No data available" on passenger whereabouts: PIA spokesman
Employees of Pakistan International Airlines march during a protest in Karachi on Feb. 2.

Employees of Pakistan International Airlines march during a protest in Karachi on Feb. 2.

Photographer: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP via Getty Images
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The world’s least productive airline has lost track of passengers that may be stranded anywhere from New York to Beijing.

Workers at Pakistan International Airlines Corp. have been on strike over the past week, prompting the national carrier to cancel more than 200 flights. Each of its 15,000 full-time employees earns the airline 61,000 rupees a year ($584), the lowest among 72 listed peers tracked by Bloomberg -- making it the world’s most overstaffed by this measure.