Air Arabia repatriates Emiratis from Pakistan free of charge
Air Arabia announced on Sunday that it had carried out two flights to repatriate Emiratis from Pakistan to UAE amid coronavirus pandemic.
The airline said it operated two repatriation flights between Pakistan and UAE carrying UAE nationals back home free of charge.
It said two special flights were operated between Lahore and Multan in Pakistan and Sharjah International Airport on April 24 and 25.
As the Air Arabia flew Emiratis free of charge Pakistani national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), had announced slashing fares of special flights by 20 to 30 percent, extending maximum relief to the citizens stranded in the UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari told this to the virtual town hall meeting arranged by his ministry to redress the grievances of UAE-based Pakistanis.
“According to the new prices of PIA, the airfare for the flights operating from UAE to Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar has been reduced to 1,110 Dirhams while the tickets for UAE to Multan and Karachi will be available at 957 Dirhams and 810 Dirhams, respectively,” Zulfikar Bukhari informed the participants who had highlighted the exorbitant prices of PIA tickets as a major concern for the Pakistanis, intending to return home from the Emirates.