The national flag carrier of Pakistan PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) has announced a substantial reduction in fares for its Beijing-Islamabad-Beijing route besides offering special fares and packages to passengers traveling in groups as part of the skilled manpower for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan.
China is a busy route for both Pakistani and Chinese businessmen and passenger traffic is increasing every year. With improved services and low fares, PIA can attract many passengers. China has become the largest trading partner of Pakistan. Many Pakistani traders and importers visit China for business and trade purpose.
We have reduced fares for both economy and business classes and passengers can now buy return economy class tickets for 3620 Chinese Yuan and business class for 8039 Chinese Yuan respectively,” Nasir Jamal, PIA Country Manager in China, told APP news agency. He said that PIA’s fare was lowest as compared to Air China and other regional airlines operating from China to Pakistan.
Nasir Jamal said the national flag carrier was actively participating in the CPEC framework and was extending unprecedented support and services to its valued Chinese travelers. “Special fares and packages have been offered to passengers traveling in groups as part of the skilled manpower for CPEC projects.
The country manager said that the national airline was operating two direct flights a week on Beijing-Islamabad-Beijing route on Monday and Friday with the in time departure from Beijing and better service to its valued customers.
The country manager said that currently Air China and China Southern are operating flights from Beijing to Islamabad and Guangzhou to Lahore, respectively. Nasir Jamal informed that PIA was also providing a discount on airfare to Pakistani students studying in China and over 22,000 Pakistani students were the beneficiary of this relief.
Responding to a question he said, that PIA was the only airline which was allowing 40 KG baggage to each passenger on direct flights between China and Pakistan.
The national airline of Pakistan PIA is struggling with continued financial losses for many years. Once, one of the largest and best airlines in the world, now PIA is struggling to keep it flying. The loss making national airline is trying to reduce the deficits and to increase the passenger traffic.
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17 November, 2019