‘Twenty One’ Special flights from Pakistan to UAE, Saudi Arabia from May 1

PIA to start direct flights to US

Of the total of 21, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will operate some 15 flights, while six flights will be managed by UAE-based airlines. More than 4,600 passengers will be able to travel on these special flights. This is also to announce five flights scheduled to take off from the UAE on April 28. Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, advised expatriates to avoid unnecessary travel to their country. “Even with increased capacity, I ask our Pakistanis abroad to avoid unnecessary travel and allow more…

PIA to schedule flights for ‘1000 Pakistanis’ from UAE

PIA to schedule flights for '1000 Pakistanis' from UAE

Four flights are scheduled to repatriate around 900 to 1,000 Pakistanis today, April 20, from the UAE. Authorities said four PIA flights will operate from Dubai International Airport, two each to Karachi and Lahore, carrying people who had lost their jobs or whose visas had expired. The first repatriation flight took place on Saturday, April 18, repatriating 227 people to Islamabad. As per local news agency reported, the ticket price was set at Dh1,650 for the Islamabad and Lahore sector, while Karachi passengers will pay Dh1,550. Pakistan International Airlines is…

Pakistan schedules flights after April 30

Pakistan schedules flights after April 30

Pakistan has suspended its flight activity till April 30, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday. “According to the choice of the Government of Pakistan, the suspension of global and residential flight activities as affected before has been stretched out up to Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 2359 hours PST,” CAA said. The new mandates come as the quantity of affirmed cases in the nation rose to more than 7,500 with 143 passings. Prior, Pakistan had the suspension of household and worldwide flight tasks in the nation in an…

PIA schedules ’10 Special flights’ starting next week

PIA schedules '10 Special flights' starting next week

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will repatriate more than 2,000 Pakistani citizens stranded to five cities in the country over the next week. Impeccable aviation sources said PIA will operate 11 special flights to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan, starting today. “The first special PIA flight PK224 is scheduled to depart Faisalabad with approximately 200 Pakistanis on Saturday and is followed by 10 more flights on Monday,” the sources said. Sources said PIA will operate 4 special flights on Sunday and 6 flights on Monday to repatriate more than 2,000…

PIA special flight to UAE for 200 passengers

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is set to launch special flight operations to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in the UAE starting on Saturday. "The first PIA special flights from Dubai will repatriate up to 200 passengers to Islamabad. The airline is finalizing a plan to launch several special flights over the next week to repatriate Pakistani citizens stranded in the UAE," according to a PIA source. Currently, 40,000 people have registered with the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai for repatriation. It includes more than 10,000 Pakistanis abroad who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak. Pakistan's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Ghulam Dastgir, said PIA's special flight operations will begin on Saturday with service from Dubai to Islamabad. "The first special flight will repatriate approximately 200 passengers to Islamabad. We will soon receive the special flight schedule from the UAE," the ambassador told the Khaleej Times on Friday. He said that PIA's special flight operations will gradually expand to six airports in Pakistan, including Lahore and Karachi. "The special flights will operate from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to six Pakistani airports once the quarantine facilities are ready. The UAE airlines will also participate in the repatriation of the stranded Pakistanis," said Dastgir. Responding to a question, he said that Pakistan has the capacity to quarantine 2,000 international passengers weekly and this capacity will increase to 7,000 passengers in the coming days. "Pakistan will open more airports for international flights once quarantine facilities are ready in other cities. The UAE's share of total special flights will increase as the number of people stranded is much higher compared to other countries of the world, "he said. . The ambassador appreciated the cooperation of the UAE authorities in the repatriation of the stranded Pakistanis and said that both governments have coordinated efforts to facilitate the stranded people in the emirate. To a question, he said that ticket prices for special flights are slightly higher since the airline will not fly with the full load of passengers due to the coronavirus outbreak. "The average ticket price will cost about Dh1,500 per passenger. The aircraft will have to fly empty on one side and will also have to absorb the cost of empty seats," said Dastgir. Shahid Mughal, UAE regional manager at PIA, said special flights for stranded Pakistani citizens will only be allowed to Islamabad International Airport from Dubai initially due to the limited facilities available to quarantine international passengers in the capital. "All passengers, including the airline's crew, will have to go through quarantine to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country," Mughal said. Airline sources said a special flight schedule will be announced as soon as the government and airlines finalize the arrangements. UAE Emirates, Etihad Airways and flydubai airlines are also expected to obtain permission to operate special flights to ensure the prompt repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in the emirate. On Tuesday, two special flydubai flights repatriated some 400 prisoners to Pakistan.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is set to launch special flight operations to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in the UAE starting on Saturday. “The first PIA special flights from Dubai will repatriate up to 200 passengers to Islamabad. The airline is finalizing a plan to launch several special flights over the next week to repatriate Pakistani citizens stranded in the UAE,” according to a PIA source. Currently, 40,000 people have registered with the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai for repatriation. It includes more than 10,000 Pakistanis abroad who have lost their jobs due…