Pakistan International Airline has launched direct flights between Pakistani capital Islamabad and Qatari capital Doha. This flight will be in direct competition to Qatar Airways that has 13 direct flights between both capitals. Qatar Airways operates daily two flights minus Monday when it has only one flight. It also uses state of the art modern airliners like Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 on the route.
PIA, on the other hand, will be deployed one of its Airbus A320s on the route. This addition comes after PIA launched flights to Muscat and Sharjah. PIA’s Airbus A320 with call sign PK287 carrying around 150 passengers took off from Islamabad at 0100 on Sunday.
The President & CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik in his message said that “we are getting an encouraging feedback and very soon flights on Lahore-Bangkok and Sialkot-Barcelona sectors will commence.”