PIA to operate chartered flights to UK, France from October 30th

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced its decision to operate chartered flights to United Kingdom, France starting from October 30th.

The national carrier will use new European aircrafts for its chartered flights operations for UK and France.

France’s GSA is scheduled to operate chartered flights for Islamabad and Lahore airports from October 30 to January 29, 2021.

Furthermore, chartered flights will be operated from Islamabad to London, Lahore to London and Islamabad to Manchester.

Prior to this, PIA on October 17 had announced to resume its UK flight operations from October 30th.

It is to be noted that earlier,  European Union Air Safety Agency has suspended PIA flight operations in Europe for a period of six months citing safety concerns over bogus credentials of PIA pilots.

The resumption of flights will allow PIA to sustain its slot, as further suspension of operation might result in national carrier losing its dedicated slot.