After the closure of nearly three months, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced the resumption of flights to the United Kingdom from this week.
The national flag carrier stated this in a Twitter post on Monday. To attract maximum travelers, the airline is offering up to 20 percent off on airfares for the UK flights. Tickets are available online at piac.com.pk.
PIA announces resumption of the flights from Pakistan to the UK. Visit our website https://t.co/zzPi4NyCFA to book your tickets and avail up to 20% discount.
Let’s fly again!#PIA #PIACares #WeAreOne #UK pic.twitter.com/hSyoa76Jth
— PIA (@Official_PIA) June 22, 2020
The decision came a day after the federal government fully restored the international flight operations in the country. Following the development, the national flag carrier has also announced to repatriate around 25,000 Pakistanis stuck in the Gulf countries. PIA has announced to operate 100 flights till June 27 in this regard.
According to the Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai, over 80,000 stranded Pakistanis have registered themselves to return home after most of them lost their jobs or were sent on forced leaves due to the pandemic. These people have been living hand to mouth as several were left with no money for house rent or food.
To help them out, the federal government had started a special flight operation last week to repatriate over 15,000 Pakistanis from UAE and 10,000 from Saudi Arabia.