PIA to Promote Tourism by Increasing Flights to Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to increase the flight operations to Gilgit-Baltistan and enhance facilities for the people of the region for promoting tourism.

PIA CEO, Air Marshal (retd) Arshad Malik, on Sunday met with the delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), preceded by its Chairman Qurban Ali, in which he vowed to build a new runway at the Gilgit Airport, construct new offices and facilitate the passengers and tourists coming to the airport, in every way.

PIA CEO said, “Currently the PIA has an ongoing operation of 2 flights, which would be increased to 3 flights by March 28 to enhance the connectivity between GB”.


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According to a press release issued by FPCCI, the PIA CEO highlighted the common grounds the airline shares with FPCCI which are the promotion of business culture and values, economy, investment, trade, tourism, employment opportunities, social welfare, and connectivity.

“We want to enhance the cooperation with the business community and the community should come forward and play their due role in helping the PIA to make it more efficient and stronger,” he said.


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The CEO agreed to negotiate on giving discounts on the fare and other services to GB’s business community and passengers.

Besides, he also commented on the banned special flight operations to Iraq for devotees intending to observe Arbaeen and declared that the Iraqi authorities revoked the permission due to the coronavirus pandemic situation.