PIA permitted to operate 48 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia

By: News Desk      Published: 07:01 PM, 6 Dec, 2021
PIA permitted to operate 48 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Monday obtained permission for more flights to Saudi Arabia.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the national airline obtained additional flights with the help of the Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia General (Retd) Bilal Akbar.

PIA Country Manager also called on Saudi Arabia Civil Aviation Authority’s high official Ali Rajab for extending the Pakistani airline’s flights.

In the light of PIA's Chief Executive Officer’s directives, the national airline has increased its weekly flights from 33 to 48.

As per the PIA schedule, these flights will include 8 flights to Dammam and Madinah each, 9 to Riyadh and 23 to Jeddah.

The purpose of the additional flights is to get more Pakistanis back to work after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik said the Pakistani airline has always been at the forefront of meeting the travel needs of Pakistanis.

Malik said they would get permission for more flights from Saudi Arabia if needed.

Reporters: Usman Javed, Saeed Ahmad Saeed