ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume domestic flight operations to Gilgit and Skardu tomorrow on Thursday after remaining suspended for two days.
According to a PIA spokesperson, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has permitted the national flag carrier to continue flights to Gilgit and Skardu on the special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The spokesperson that special permission was given to keep the northern areas connected with rest of the country.
As per a notification issued by the CAA, “The government of Pakistan has decided to permit domestic flight operations to/for Islamabad International Airport for Gilgit and Skardu airports only with effect from March 26.” The notice said that all domestic flight operations at airports will continue to remain effective.
Earlier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) decided to operate four special international flights for United Kingdom (UK) and Canada as international operations remain suspended from the country amid coronavirus outbreak.
According to the national airline’s spokesperson, the decision had been taken on humanitarian basis to facilitate passengers willing to return to their home countries. The spokesperson said the booking for the flights have started and passengers will be provided with tickets on first come first basis for these special flights.