On June 13th, China Southern Airlines will increase the number of flights to China from Pakistan by resuming flights from Lahore to Urumqi.
When the pandemic erupted, flight operations were suspended, causing a significant downturn.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Tuesday that the flight service would connect Lahore with Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
There will be flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays on a weekly basis. In terms of preparedness to smoothen the resumption of flights, he said that all mandatory SOPs from the administration level to the technical procedures have been implemented at Lahore Airport.
Yan Yang, Commercial Counselor at the Chinese Consulate in Lahore, hailed the resumption of flights as a positive sign, stating that travelers would appreciate it.
Following the reopening of the Khunjerab Pass after a three-year hiatus, flights from Lahore to Urumqi resumed on June 13th, strengthening Pakistan-China economic and trade ties and promoting people-to-people exchanges.
The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, traders’ bodies, and associations all warmly welcomed the return of flights.
China Southern Airlines should make Lahore its premier destination because it is an emerging economic hub in Punjab.
“It will save us time, travel budget, and energy,” said Iqbal Haider, a Lahore electronic trader.