PIA likely to resume flights on Islamabad-Xian route from June

BEIJING, May 25 (APP): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is likely to resume its commercial passenger flights on Islamabad-Xian-Beijing-Islamabad route from next month, official sources said on Wednesday.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has accorded permission to the national flag carrier to operate its commercial passenger flight for Xian on June 04, the sources told APP.

In the last week meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the two sides agreed on resumption of direct flights between China and Pakistan operated by Pakistan International Airlines as soon as possible.

They also agreed on the increase direct flights between the two countries according to the development of the epidemic.

PIA suspended its flight operation between Pakistan and China after December 18 last year after closure of Xian airport following the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control measures imposed by the Chinese authorities.