PIA Allowed to Run Direct Flights to USA

After receiving a go-ahead from the United States, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has operated a direct flight between Pakistan and the USA. PIA flight PK-8711 departed for New Jersey from Islamabad, carrying 207 passengers.

PIA Spokesperson, Abdullah Hafeez, said in a statement that this was the first time a Pakistani aircraft operated a direct flight to this destination.


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PIA flight PK-8711 carrying more than 200 passengers departed for New Jersey. PIA sought permission to operate direct flights to USA. If permission to operate direct flights is granted on a permanent basis, PIA intends to resume direct flights to America.

Since 9/11, the US had banned all direct flights from various countries including Pakistan due to security reasons.


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Special permission was granted to PIA by the US department of transportation to operate 12 round-trips, one-way passenger or cargo flights till Apr 29, 2021.

The PIA management, however, will make special security arrangements, including scanning passengers and crew members before boarding the flight.


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