PIA increases flights to Middle East

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PIA connec­ts more cities to the UAE as it launch­es flight­s from Faisal­abad and Multan to Dubai

PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased its flights to the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in order to improve its performance in the aviation sector, an official said.

“PIA has connected more cities to the UAE as it has launched flights from Faisalabad and Multan to Dubai,” said PIA Public Affairs Manager Athar Awan. He said the first flight from Faisalabad to Dubai would fly on Thursday while the inaugural flight from Dubai to Multan landed on Monday. “Flights will operate twice weekly,” he added.

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“We have increased flights from Pakistan to Dubai from 35 to 39 per week and from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi from 15 to 21 per week with new flights from Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore,” Awan said, adding that PIA had also increased the number of flights to Saudi Arabia. “For Jeddah, we have added seven new flights, which have increased the weekly frequency from 35 to 42. The airline has started two weekly flights from Quetta to Jeddah.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st, 2019.

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