PIA CEO orders action over inflated ticket prices for Saudi flights
Pakistan International Airline (PIA) CEO Arshad Malik on Saturday took notice of inflated fares of PIA flights to Saudi Arabia after complaints received that some agents have taken advantage of the high demand and started charging extra fares, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Arshad Malik ordered strict action against people involved in high fares for PIA flights to Saudi Arabia.
PIA Spokesperson Abdullah Khan clarified that the fare on flights to and from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia is Rs84,000 including all taxes.
The spokesperson said re-accommodation on old tickets on these flights can be availed by paying only $100. The PIA spokesperson said now travel agents cannot charge more than Rs4,000 to Rs5,000 commission.
The national carrier encouraged passengers not to pay more than the fixed ticket price and if anyone demands more than that immediately report it to the PIA.
The spokesperson said that PIA has sought permission for 28 more passenger flights for Saudi Arabia for the convenience of the Pakistani nationals.
He said Arshad Malik has also requested for more flights in a meeting with Saudi Arabia's envoy to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Said Al-Maliki.
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The spokesperson said that once the permission granted then tickets will be easily available for the flights to Saudi Arabia that will be operated between 20 to 30 September.