PIA to Start 12 More International Flights to KSA, UAE, Malaysia and Canada

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is going to operate seven more flights to Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks. The additional flights will bring the total number to 42 each week.

The national flag carrier, which recently added five new planes to its fleet, has launched multiple new domestic and international routes.

Among them, are two weekly flights between Quetta and Jeddah, and two from Multan to Riyadh and Dubai.

Moreover, the national airline will also start a flight from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur in addition to a biweekly Faisalabad-Dubai flight.

PIA has also launched a second weekly flight from Karachi to Toronto – bringing the total number of flights to Canada to five.

The airline is expected to increase the number of flights to Birmingham and launch direct flights to the United States after adding more aircraft to its fleet early next year.

The incumbent management of PIA under CEO, Air Marshal (retd) Arshad Malik, chalked out a new business plan for the loss-making airline earlier this year. Since then, the management has taken several major steps, including the removal of ghost and excessive (political appointments) employees, shutting down loss-making routes, adding new routes, and the induction of new planes.

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