Qatar Airways to start special flights from Pakistan Thursday

By: News Desk      Published: 05:35 PM, 19 Apr, 2020
Qatar Airways to start special flights from Pakistan Thursday

Qatar Airways will launch its operation for Pakistan, starting special flights from Islamabad to the United Kingdom from April 23, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday, quoting its sources.

As per the sources, Qatar Airways will operate flights from Islamabad to Manchester from April 23 to April 26. 

Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had allowed Qatar Airways to airlift South Korean diplomats and nationals from Pakistan through chartered flights.

The Director Air Transport issued a formal circular in this regard on Friday last, saying that three Qatar Airways flights will land in Islamabad. Two South Korean diplomats will also arrive in Islamabad from Doha on those flights.

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Earlier South Korean Embassy in Islamabad wrote a letter to Pakistan Foreign Ministry seeking permission to operate special flights for repatriation of South Korean nationals.

Thousands of American and British diplomats and citizens had recently left Islamabad for their homes in chartered flight including from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). 

About 800 Pakistani-Americans had returned to the US earlier this month, despite an unprecedented spread of the coronavirus across the US. They had been repatriated to the US via three chartered flights from the Islamabad Airport.

The process to repatriate British nationals is still underway despite hundreds of them had already left Islamabad in PIA special flights.