KARACHI: Turkish private airline company Pegasus on Saturday announced plans to launch flights between Karachi and Istanbul four times a week from March 28.
According to details, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued an official travel notification to Turkish airline Pegasus for flight operation. The Turkish carrier will fly between Karachi and Istanbul four times a week, said TH statement.
The move is hoped to boost tourism and trade between Pakistan and Istanbul besides facilitating passengers. Earlier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced to start direct flights to the United States (US) from April 2020.
PIA officials stated that the PIA will begin direct flights between Pakistan-US from the month of April on 2021 and the PIA management wanted consent from the American officials in this regard.
It is worth to mention here that a team of homeland security of the US had visited Pakistan to inspect the measures for direct flights at Islamabad and Karachi airports.
In March 2019, American authorities had green- lightened Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for the direct flight operations to the United States (US).
The development follows, after a meeting of the Consul General of the United States of America JoAnne Wagner with the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Arshad Malik, at the PIA headquarters.