PIA increases domestic flight operations

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), has increased its number of domestic flights in major cities.

According to details, PIA operations are on track to be restored amid coronavirus lockdown and restrictions. The national carrier has increased flights to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Quetta.

PIA has decided to run two daily flights between Islamabad and Karachi, while a daily flight between Lahore and Karachi.

A PIA’s spokesperson informed that two-way flights will be scheduled between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” Relief operations are underway for the repatriation of Pakistanis from other countries,” the spokesperson said.

It is important to mention here Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) could suffer a loss of Rs33 billion as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and some countries have suspended the PIA flights for six months.

The decision to suspend flight operations of the national flag carrier by the United States, the UK and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) came after it emerged that over 200 pilots in the country possess dubious licenses.

The PIA operated 23 flights to the UK in a week before the ban which included 10 flights to London, nine to Manchester and four to Birmingham. The national flag carrier operated six flights to Paris, Milan, Barcelona and Copenhagen in Europe.

The national flag carrier would also suffer losses of up to Rs12 billion in terms of Hajj operations this year after the Saudi authorities decided to hold the annual pilgrimage on a limited scale.

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