PIA, Airblue and other airlines announce massive price hike in tickets
Air Sial has the most expensive ticket, which is Rs45,000, meanwhile, round-trip tickets have increased to Rs80,000.
Pakistan International Airline (PIA), along with other airlines working in the country have announced a massive price hike for tickets. Due to the upcoming events, (Christmas, winter holidays, and New Year’s Eve), the tickets have seen a huge increase in price.
According to multiple reports, the main reason behind the increase is the difference between supply and demand, and the cost of international airline tickets is skyrocketing as well.
PIA announces massive price hike
Following the revised price schedule, a one-way ticket for a PIA flight from Karachi to Islamabad costs over Rs36,000, and round-trip tickets sit at Rs71,000. Likewise, Airblue’s one-way ticket for the same route costs Rs35,000, and Serene Air is charging Rs35,000 for a one-way ticket from Karachi to Islamabad.
Air Sial has the most expensive ticket, which is Rs45,000, meanwhile, round-trip tickets have increased to Rs80,000. The Civil Aviation Authority has also been unable to keep the flight rates stable and balanced, which is a very big concern for passengers who have to travel on a regular basis. However, there is a large possibility that after winter vacations and Christmas, the fares may fall significantly.
Delays in flights
The schedule of flights departing from Jinnah Terminal, Karachi, was impacted for the second consecutive day after the heavy fog in multiple cities across the nation.
PIA had also previously announced a partial shifting of its international flight operations from Lahore to Islamabad airport because of low visibility at night caused by heavy fog and smog in Punjab’s provincial capital. Passengers who had booked PIA tickets but are unaware of the changes can contact the PIA call center at 111-786-786 for the revised schedule.
Likewise, the national airline has requested passengers to provide mobile numbers at the time of booking so they can be informed about the changes through calls and text messages.
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