If you’re a PIA - Pakistan International Airlines traveller, then there is good news for you as the airline is about to start a new domestic destination.
PIA (Pakistan International Airline) is the flagship carrier of Pakistan, and it offers many domestic and international destinations. But there were many domestic places where people wanted this airline to reach, but it wasn’t possible because of the different and challenging scenarios. One of such destinations is undoubtedly Swat. First, because of the terrorist activity, the airport needed to be closed. Still, once the social situation got under control, the global pandemic started that even stopped the existing and operating routes. After the vaccination and reopening of the Swat airport, the government of Pakistan has started operating flights from Islamabad to Swat. We have come up today with a piece of similar news about Skardu.
Flights to Skardu!
If you don’t already know, PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) has already planned Lahore to Skardu flights that all will fly directly from the capital of Punjab to Skardu. But the excellent news for the residents of Karachi is that the PIA is starting air ticket reservations from Karachi to Skardu. Moreover, the safari flight from Islamabad to Skardu will also be started. The airline has planned to operate these flights for the first time on the second day of this Eid ul Fitr.
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The PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) spokesperson said that the Airbus A320 would be used for the flights from Karachi to Skardu and then back from Skardu to Karachi. He added that this flight is being started to help the residents of Sindh's capital and the residents of Skardu. It will improve the tourism of the country and improve the business and economy as well.
The spokesperson also said that the dates are announced, we will have to see the weather conditions for the flights if they are not in favour of the journey then the flight will be diverted to land in the capital of the country Islamabad. Moreover, the official also mentioned that the people getting their air ticket reservation for Karachi to Skardu flights must know that the duration of this flight will be two hours and fifteen minutes. He continued that the new plans are also in the airline's queue as the flights from Lahore to Chitral and Lahore to Gilgit will also be started in the next phase. The same will be the case for the flights from Karachi to Gilgit and Karachi to Chitral.
It is important to bear in mind that it will be the first time that the flights from Karachi to the far northern areas of Pakistan will be operated by any airline. Before, these flights were only used to be operated from Islamabad. The aim to increase the number of flights from different areas of Pakistan to Northern areas is to promote healthy tourism in the country. Not only will it improve the local but it will also help improve the international tourism slowly and gradually.