KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national flag carrier, is scheduled to operate Tuesday flights to and from Saudi Arabia.
According to the information, after the government of Saudi Arabia announced a certain ease of travel restrictions, the PIA decided to resume flight operations.
From September 22, flights to and from Jeddah, Medina and Dammam will be operated by the national flag carrier. Seat reservations for these flights have already been initiated and all intended passengers holding a residency permit / Iqama, visa or family visa may travel via PIA to Saudi Arabia.
On September 15, the PIA requested permission to operate 28 flights to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Aviation Department approved 13 flights to be operated by PIA.
On the other hand, for those travelling from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased airfares.
The national flag carrier increased the one-way Karachi-Madina fare from Rs84,000 to Rs127,000 and Islamabad-Madina to Rs 133,000, according to the data.
All passengers travelling to Riyadh or Dammam from Peshawar or Islamabad will be paid Rs131,000. However, passengers travelling to Jeddah or Madina from Peshawar will be paid Rs133,000.
Sources said that as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, PIA raised airfares to minimise the losses it suffered due to leaving 25 percent of seats empty on all passenger aircraft.
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