ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (APP): After induction of new modern and fuel-efficient aircraft in its fleet, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased number of flights to various international and domestic destinations including Toronto, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah, Dammam, Madina, Beijing, Dubai and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
As per details, the national flag carrier would add an additional flight to Toronto starting from next month taking the total number of flights to four per week.Number of weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur has been increased from five to six, to Jeddah from 17 to 21, to Dammam from seven to 10, to Madinah from five to eight and to Muscat from seven to 11.
Similarly, PIA has started two daily flights from Islamabad to Dubai, in
addition to one daily flight from Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar to Dubai.
The number of weekly flights to Beijing, which was increased to three in
August would be taken to four from next month.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
and Special Assistant to PM, Shujaat Azeem, PIA has also increased its flights to Gilgit-Baltistan and is now offering 11 flights per week.
As per details, PIA flights now include two daily flights on the sector
Islamabad-Gilgit-Islamabad every Friday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday; while one daily flight is operated on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. These flights are operated by ATR aircraft.
PIA for the convenience of its passengers is now offering seven flights per week on Islamabad- Skardu-Islamabad route of which three flights per week are operated by A320 and the rest by ATR aircraft.The airline is also offering four flights per week on
Islamabad-Peshawar-Chitral route.The increase in frequency of flights would not only allow tourism to flourish in the area but would also greatly facilitate its residents.
Chairman PIA, Nasser NS Jaffer has directed that the highest standards
of punctuality and service delivery must be ensured in all flights.