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PIA resumes flights between Islamabad, Chitral after 1.5 years

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resumed flight operation between Islamabad and Chitral that had been suspended for 1.5 years due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic, ARY News reported on Monday.

The national carrier has resumed flight service between Islamabad and Chitral after 1.5 years and announced that Rs5,920 will be charged for one-side trip.

For Chitral, two flights will be operated from Islamabad twice in one week, said the PIA spokesperson, adding that the resumption of the flight op on the Chitral Sector will promote tourism.

Moreover, it was also announced that two more flights have been increased from Karachi to Sialkot by the PIA in order to facilitate passengers and businesspersons. The national airline will now run four flights in a week to Sialkot and Rs7,500 will be charged for one-side trip.

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On March 5, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had resumed its flight services between Lahore and Islamabad as the first flight flew from the Punjab provincial capital towards the federal capital today.

After months-long flight suspension between Lahore and Islamabad due to the rising cases of coronavirus, the first flight had been operated by the national carrier between the cities. The airline will operate flights between Lahore and Islamabad thrice a week.

Earlier in the week, PIA had announced discounted fares for domestic flights with an aim to promote tourism in the spring season. The national carrier unveiled discounted fares for flights to Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

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