PIA flight operations partially restored

Two flights of national airline carrying 725 Umra pilgrims from Jeddah reach Islamabad airport

Zahid Ali/news Desk February 07, 2016
Two flights of national airline carrying 725 Umra pilgrims from Jeddah have reached Islamabad airport. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: After five days of stalled operations, eight flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) took off and reached their destinations on Sunday.

According to Radio Pakistan, two flights of the national airline carrying 725 Umrah pilgrims from Jeddah reached Islamabad airport, while two other flights left for Jeddah and Dubai.

Flight operations between Gilgit and Islamabad also resumed on Sunday.

16 PIA flights cancelled on Friday

PIA spokesperson Daniyal Gilani assured the employees of security, saying the number of operational flights will gradually increase.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid congratulated the workers who had started performing their duties.


Haji Atiya | 5 years ago | Reply More likely pressure from Saudi authorities and non-PIA pilots...
Sodomite | 5 years ago | Reply The Govt will induce workers and PALPA to break ranks. But these workers will not be rewarded by 20,000 of their colleagues.
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