Qatar Airways expands flight schedule for Pakistan
Qatar Airways on Sunday announced operating four weekly flights to and from Peshawar and two daily flights to Lahore.
In a tweet Qatar Airways wrote: “With four weekly flights to and from #Peshawar, #Pakistan Flag of Pakistan you can #RelyOnUs to reach your destination.”
In another tweet, the airline said: “Did you know that we’re operating two daily flights to #Lahore, #Pakistan’s Flag of Pakistan second largest city? #QatarAirways #TakingYouHome.”
Earlier on Sunday, the Doha-based airline announced operating flights to Karachi as well.
In the tweet the Qatar Airways said: “We are flying to Pakistan's Flag of Pakistan premier industrial and financial centre, #Karachi. For greater flexibility, our tickets are valid for two years from the date of ticket issuance.”
We are flying to Pakistan's 🇵🇰 premier industrial and financial centre, #Karachi. For greater flexibility, our tickets are valid for two years from the date of ticket issuance. pic.twitter.com/ZElHrAy0ZT— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) June 21, 2020
PM Khan vows to facilitate overseas Pakistanis
On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the country was ready to welcome more of its citizens back home, assuring that his government would help in the repatriation ‘in every way’.
“Tomorrow, we will partially open airspace for international flights. This is being done specially to help our overseas workers who have suffered the most in this pandemic but have shown great courage and made us proud. We welcome you back home and our government will facilitate you in every way,” Khan said in a tweet on Saturday morning.
Tomorrow we will partially open airspace for intl flights.This is being done specially to help our Overseas workers who have suffered most in this pandemic but have shown great courage & made us proud. We welcome you back home & our govt will facilitate you in every way.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 20, 2020
Sources in Pakistan’s aviation industry have said that initially, “the international flights will operate from Gulf countries and, at a later stage, other airlines will be allowed to repatriate stranded Pakistanis through normal flight operations.”