PIA Plans To Operate Direct Karachi-Skardu Flights

The national airline has achieved another milestone by announcing to connect different cities via enhanced flight operations.

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PIA to start Lahore-Skardu direct flight operations - Daily TimesPakistan International Airlines (PIA) is planning to operate direct flights from Karachi to Skardu to promote tourism.

This was revealed by the PIA CEO, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media, Malik said that after launching direct flights from Lahore to Skardu, the national flag carrier plans to launch Lahore-Gilgit flights.

“PIA is also planning to begin direct flights from Karachi to Skardu,” he said, adding that PIA was taking measures to promote tourism.

The national carrier began direct flights from Lahore to the northern areas as the first flight carrying 153 passengers landed at Skardu Airport (KDU) on Wednesday.

The first direct flight departed from Lahore to Skardu, the junction of tourist destinations in Pakistan’s northern areas.

The national airline has achieved another milestone by announcing to connect different cities via enhanced flight operations.

PIA’s first flight from Lahore to Skardu receives a water salute at Skardu Airport on Wednesday. (DAWN)

The first PIA flight from Lahore to Skardu was welcomed with a water cannon salute as it landed at Skardu Airport.

The PIA spokesman announced earlier that the national flag carrier would operate two flights twice a week between Lahore and Skardu.

The airline will use Airbus A-320 aircraft for the flight operation, and the fare of one person will be ₨. 7500.

On the 26th of March, Swat’s Saidu Sharif Airport (SDT) had welcomed the first flight after 17 years.

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