Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and airlines based in the UAE will be undertaking special flights from 1st May to 10th May to help bring 4,620 Pakistanis stranded in the UAE back to Pakistan.
From the various GCC countries, around 30 flights are planned within these dates, and 17 of these will be operated from the UAE. On Sunday, PIA had reduced the one-way airfares for these flights from Dubai to Pakistan.
Consul-General of Pakistan Dubai, Ahmad Amjad Ali had stated that the airfares will be slashed by 20-30%. He added that the speed and volume of these flights will increase in the next few days to fly-back the Pakistani nationals and added that over 1,600 Pakistani nationals have been flown back from Dubai and the Northern Emirates on 7 PIA flights so far.
The Pakistan Consulate Dubai stated on Sunday that Pakistanis stuck in UAE should not buy PIA tickets from any travel agent and instead register online and they will receive a call from the consulate.
“The Consulate-General of Pakistan Dubai makes it clear that no travel agent has been authorized to sell PIA tickets for these special flights from Dubai. Tickets can only be purchased at a designated place once you receive a call from the Consulate as per the merit list retrieved from the online registration done with the Consulate,” it said.
It stressed that people shouldn’t visit the consulate for tickets and if anyone is asked to pay extra on these special flights should file a complaint with the Consulate in Dubai.
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