The government of Pakistan has updated its schedule of special flights for a period of five days starting from 16 June to 20 June 2020. As part of this new flight schedule, PIA will operate 4 special flights to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. PIA will deploy its Airbus A320s for the said flights. 2 flights will be operated on 17 June on Islamabad Bishkek Islamabad route and two flights will be operated on 19 June on Lahore Bishkek Lahore route. PIA has fixed the fare at $450 per person for these special flights.
- Air Sial received first of 3 Airbus A320s
- Ex Air Force bureaucrat Khaqan Murtaza appointed as DG Civil Aviation
- Giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary, Aviation Division was “illegal” and “the statement made by the Minister for Aviation on the floor of the National Assembly was not correct”
- The government of Pakistan giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary Aviation again is violation of law
- 12 months, 3 advertisements, 600 candidates and still Aviation Division has failed to appoint a DG CAA.
The updated flight schedule will again heavily focus on flights to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the wider Gulf region. New flights are added to bring stranded Pakistanis from Malaysia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iraq. In 5 days there are over 26 flights from UAE, 13 flights from Saudi Arabia, 3 from Qatar, and 1 from Oman. Apart from that, there will be flights to Toronto, London, and Paris.
PIA is currently operating flights to Europe, America, and Gulf. Apart from PIA two special flights Kyrgyz charter airline, Avia Traffic is also operating special flights conditional to its approval. Earlier Sayed Zulfiqar Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis & HRD told that there is a special flight coming from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Islamabad on 11 and 12 June. But no such flight took place.
According to the plan following flights will be operated.
Flights on 16 June
Flights on 17 June
Flights on 18 June
Flights on 19 June
Flights on 20 June
Fares from different destinations is provided below.
Pakistan International Airlines has already operated special flights to Khartoum, Nairobi, Jeddah, Oman, Amsterdam, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Trabzon, Istanbul, Almaty, Frankfurt, Baghdad, Paris, Oslo, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Dushanbe, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and UAE.
Passengers who wish to fly should immediately contact the Pakistani embassy or high commission and register there. Whenever there is a flight planned the embassy and high commission can call and sort out the ticketing.