PIA to expand charter flights operation to UK, Europe

By: News Desk      Published: 12:22 PM, 9 Oct, 2021
PIA to expand charter flights operation to UK, Europe
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The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to expand its charter flights operation for the UK and European Union countries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Keeping in view the recent lifting of restrictions on Pakistani travellers by the UK government, the PIA has sought bids from the charter aircraft companies to boost its flights operations to Britain and Europe, an airline spokesman told 24News TV channel on Saturday.

The PIA sought the service for charter flights for six months – from November 2021 to April 2022. The charter aircraft company must have International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) operational audit operator certificate.

The PIA needs 250-seater planes for the charter service.

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According to the PIA, charter flights will be operated to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris and Milan from Islamabad and Lahore.

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The PIA was operating charter flights as an alternative to keep running its flight operation after a ban on the airline’s flights in the UK and Europe and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the PIA spokesman said, adding the new charter flights will facilitate the travellers as well as boost the revenue for the airline.