PIA resumes flights to Kyrgyzstan after five years

- A Monitor Desk Report 16 Jun, 2020 | 475 Views|-+
Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced the resumption of flight services to Kyrgyzstan after five years. The first flight between Islamabad and Bishkek will be operated on June 17, a spokesperson of the flag carrier said.

A PIA aircraft, PK-9251, will fly from Islamabad to Bishkek – the capital of Kyrgyzstan – on June 17 while carrying passengers, said the spokesperson, adding that the passengers who are willing to travel to Islamabad should immediately contact the embassy.

Earlier, a federal minister had announced on July 3 that Thai Airways will resume its flight operation in Lahore from July 16 which was suspended earlier due to the closure of airspace of Islamabad and Lahore.

The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said in a Twitter message, “Thai Airways to start operation from Lahore to Bangkok and beyond with 4 flights a week from July 16.”

Besides increasing the number of special flights, Pakistan is resuming its international flight operation in phases that had been halted due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The resumption of flight operation is being made after finalising special arrangements and measures adopted to contain the spread of the virus.

In May, reports said that 29 international airlines would soon to receive a green light to resume their international flight operations in Pakistan. It was revealed that Pakistan will resume its international flights partially if such a move was made by other countries.

Sources said that 25 international airlines were ready to operate flights among the 29 who were tipped to get formal approval from their respective countries and others.

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