Pakistan International Airlines has brought 295 stranded Pakistanis from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan today. PIA operated two special PK9251, 52 and PK9253, 54 using its airbus A320s. PIA deployed Airbus A320 AP-BLS for the first flight PK9251, 52, and AP-BLY for PK9253,54. 142 passengers came back on this first flight and 153 came back on the second flight.
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After waiting for months the government of Pakistan approved special flights for Bishkek. Initially, two flights were announced but due to high demand, PIA decided to operate 4 special flights to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The second phase of flights will be operated on 19 June on the reportedly Lahore Bishkek Lahore route. PIA has fixed the fare at $450 per person for these special flights.
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.