PIA lines up planes for special UK flights
The operation to take British nationals to the UK has gathered pace as two PIA flights, PK-710 and PK-785, will leave Islamabad International Airport for London while two more flights will take off from Lahore International Airport for London and Manchester.
The fifth PIA special flight, PK-791, will depart for Birmingham from Islamabad Airport.
According to a spokesman of the national flag carrier, a PIA cargo plane has left for China to bring medical supplies needed in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
The special flights will be operated from Islamabad and Lahore to London and Manchester to bring back 2,500 British citizens, whereas, each passenger will be charged 527 British pound.
Pakistan International Airlines CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik on Monday directed to reduce the fares. Following a meeting with Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, the PIA CEO directed the sales department to cut the airfare immediately.