Hajj Flights Of PIA Are Starting From Eight Cities in Pakistan On 31st May
From May 31 to August 13, PIA will begin Haj flights from eight major cities throughout the country to Saudi Arabian locations such as Jeddah and Madina.
The management of Pakistan International Airlines briefed Minister of Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique on the airline’s activities, including tourist promotion.
On Monday, PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez Khan said the airline’s management briefed the aviation minister on the airline’s operations.
The briefing addressed Haj operations, tourism promotion, new destination flights, and a fleet development strategy. The minister was told about the airline’s Haj service, which would begin on May 31.
He stated that PIA would offer Haj flights to Jeddah and Medina from eight main cities: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Sialkot Faisalabad, Multan, Quetta, and Peshawar. Until August 13, PIA will run 297 Haj flights.
For this reason, the aviation ministry ordered the purchase of one Airbus 320 and one Boeing 777 from log storage. The minister was briefed on PIA’s operating fleet and fleet growth plans, including the addition of four A320 aircraft to the airline’s fleet.
One A320 has already entered the PIA fleet and will begin flying operations as the necessary formalities are completed, whereas another aircraft would join the network by the end of next month.
In order to boost PIA’s operations, the minister asked staff to make stopped the aircraft from operational. He talked about the possibility of expanding aircraft to Nafaj and Damascus.
The minister was briefed on the Pakistan International Airlines’ effective flight operation to Baku and expects to expand flight frequencies to the Azerbaijani capital as well as domestic destinations, including 18 weekly flights to Skardu, 24 weekly flights to Gilgit, and two weekly flights to Chitral from Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.
Mr Rafique directed PIA staff to boost the cargo business as well as passenger business-class amenities, including upgrading business class lobbies at airports.
However, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has taken some steps to upgrade ablution rooms and places of prayer at airports so that worshipers have better amenities.
The refurbishment of prayer areas in terminals at Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Multan airports has been finished, according to a CAA official.
In the light of the directives of the aviation minister, places allotted for worshippers at airports are being further improved, said the CAA spokesperson.
The renovation of prayer places in lounges at Sialkot, Gilgit and Chitral airports has also been completed.
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