PIA resumes flights between Islamabad and Chitral after 18 months

Two flights will be operated from Islamabad to Chitral every week.

A PIA plane at Chitral Airport (CJL).

PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) has resumed flight operations between Islamabad and Chitral.

Previously, the flights had been suspended for one-and-a-half years due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

PIA’s Boeing 737-340 (AP-BCA) at Chitral Airport (CJL).

“An amount of ₨. 5,920 will be charged for the one-side trip,” a PIA spokesperson announced on Monday.

Two flights will be operated from Islamabad to Chitral every week, said the spokesperson, adding that resumption of flights on the Chitral route will promote tourism.

Chitral, KPK.

Moreover, it was also announced that two more flights had been added to the Karachi-Sialkot route by the PIA to facilitate passengers and businesspersons.

The national airline will now run four flights per week to Sialkot, with ₨. 7,500 to be charged for a one-way trip.

On the 5th of March, PIA had resumed its flight services between Lahore and Islamabad.

The first flight in this regard flew from the Punjab capital towards the federal capital on Monday.

The airline will operate three flights between Lahore and Islamabad in a week.

Earlier in the week, PIA had announced discounted fares for domestic flights to promote tourism in the spring season.

The national carrier unveiled discounted fares for flights to Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.

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