Emirates resumes flight operations from Peshawar

First flight after a month-long hiatus takes off for Dubai at 8:45am.

Web Desk July 24, 2014

PESHAWAR: Emirates Airlines on Thursday resumed its flight operations to and from Peshawar after a month-long hiatus, with first flight taking off for Dubai at 8:45am, Express News reported.

The international carrier had suspended its services in the provincial capital after bullets pierced through a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane near the airport, killing one female passenger on June 25.

Along with Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways had also suspended their operations from Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport. Qatar Airways had resumed its services early July while Etihad Airways is expected to restart flight operations soon.

Security at the airport has been beefed up since the attack and anyone seeking entrance to the airport is thoroughly checked, while checkpoints around the airport have increased.

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