Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was granted permission by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to operate direct weekly passenger flights to China from Pakistan via the Islamabad Xian-Islamabad course from subsequent month.
“PK-856 will leave from Islamabad International Airport every Tuesday for Xian and PK-857 will return to Islamabad at the identical day,” legit sources instructed APP here on Saturday.
The Islamabad-Xian-Islamabad will be the third direct flight of the country wide flag provider among Pakistan and China.
PIA became already running weekly passenger flights on Islamabad-Beijing-Islamabad and Islamabad-Chengdu-Islamabad routes on Sunday and Wednesday respectively.
It is well worth bringing up that the CAAC accorded approval to PIA to restart its direct flight operation among Islamabad and Beijing from October 30, thinking about Pakistan as its all-climate strategic cooperative companion of China.
PIA is the various few worldwide airlines which have been allowed to operate 3 direct flights in per week. Pakistani officers, traders and students have warmly welcomed the launch of PIA’s direct passenger flight between the two international locations.
They said the direct flights of the countrywide flag provider between diverse Pakistani and Chinese cities could additionally facilitate Chinese personnel running on unique initiatives being completed beneath China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan.