PIA to begin direct flights to US from 2020: sources

KARACHI: Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) will begin direct flights to United States (US) from April 2020 because the preparations have been entered into its last part, ARY Information reported on Sunday.

Sources advised ARY Information that the nationwide flag-carrier will provoke direct flights between Pakistan-US from the month of April subsequent yr and the PIA administration sought permission from the American officers for it moreover offering associated paperwork and plans.

Sources added that PIA will utilise its long-range Boeing 777 plane for the flight operation to the US. It’s pertinent to say right here {that a} crew of homeland safety of US had visited Pakistan to overview of the preparations for direct flights at Islamabad and Karachi airports.

Furthermore, US transport safety authority had additionally concluded its audit of PIA planes and safety measures on the airports. The officers of the safety company had expressed their satisfaction over the safety preparations.

Learn: PIA finalises new routes, further flights underneath its strategic marketing strategy

The administration of the nationwide flag-carrier is searching for formal permission from the US authorities to begin direct flights from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, sources stated. The event got here forth after the profitable go to of PIA chief govt officer to the US the place he had met high-level officers from aviation, airport authority, TSA and others.

In March, American authorities had green- lightened Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) for the direct flight operations to america (US).

The event follows, after a gathering of the Consul Common of america of America JoAnne Wagner with the Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) CEO Arshad Malik, on the PIA headquarters.

He additionally knowledgeable the visiting delegation about buying of latest jets. Sources aware about the event stated the PIA has began its preparations for the direct flight operations to the US.

Learn: PIA resumes flight operation for Malaysia

The nationwide flag service had shut its direct flight operations to the US owing to monetary losses of the organisation. JoAnne Wagner had assured to contact the related authorities for direct flights to sure US cities from Pakistan.

The administration of Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) had began the implementation of its marketing strategy in October focusing the technique to make the nationwide entity right into a worthwhile organisation.

The nationwide flag-carrier has elevated its routes as much as 13 and the variety of flights to many nations to generate further income, sources stated.

It’s noteworthy to say right here that the nationwide flag-carrier elevated the variety of flights to Jeddah to 42 in every week after the announcement of working seven further flights, sources added. The nationwide flag-carrier may also induct two Airbus 320 planes into its fleet this month.



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