Pakistan to start direct flight operation for Turkey in May

By: News Desk      Published: 10:58 PM, 15 Mar, 2021
Pakistan to start direct flight operation for Turkey in May

The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) will start direct flight operation for Turkey.

The PIA is all set to start three flights a week in May, a bid to supplement financial benefits to the national flag carrier. The national airline will start operation from Lahore to Istanbul and Islamabad to Istanbul.

Reportedly, the decision was made in a meeting between Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar and Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul last week.

During the meeting, matters of bilateral ties in diverse fields came under discussion and the representatives of two brotherly states decided to strengthen ties in the aviation field.

A press release cited the aviation minister as saying that bilateral cooperation in technical aspects of the aviation sector was being further increased.

The duo laid stress on taking steps to devise a comprehensive strategy to cope with the challenges in wake of the global pandemic.  Ghulam Sarwar said the two countries enjoyed good cultural and tourism relations, which would prove beneficial in the promotion of the aviation sector.

Usman Javed contributed to this story.