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  • PIA allowed to operate flights to Saudi Arabia till 17th

    RAWALPINDI: On the request of Pakistan, the authorities in Saudi Arabia have allowed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to bring back passengers and Umrah pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia till March 17...

    The PIA can send its aircraft to Jeddah and Madina only for the purpose of bringing back those stranded in Saudi Arabia...

  • Heavy rains hit Saudi Arabia; three killed, flights delayed

    RIYADH: At least three people died and flights were delayed during heavy rain that fell on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, officials said as the desert nation braced for a cool snap...

    Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport said eight domestic flights were delayed “due to the rainy weather conditions in Jeddah”...

  • 16 special flights to bring over 3,000 stranded Pakistanis from S. Arabia

    RAWALPINDI: The government has decided to repatriate more than 3,000 Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia by 16 special flights to be operated by the Pakistan International Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines from June 1 to 10...

    The government has also decided to enhance domestic flights operation from 20-22 per cent of what was before the coronavirus outbreak to 40-45pc...

  • Weather conditions force PIA to cancel 6 flights

    KARACHI: Six flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were cancelled on Saturday because of poor visibility caused by smog and other weather-related conditions in southern Punjab and upper Sindh region...

    A statement issued by the PIA said that some more flights scheduled for Sunday had been cancelled...

  • PIA plans direct flights to Bangkok from Karachi

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines will operate three weekly flights from the metropolis to Bangkok from Sept 16, PIA chairman Irfan Illahi said on Friday...

    According to a PIA statement, the total number of destinations — both international and domestic — on the national flag carrier’s network has increased to 50 now...

  • PIA starts direct flights to Najaf

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is starting direct flights between Karachi and Najaf in Iraq, said PIA chief Nayyar Hayat on Thursday...

    Briefing reporters at the soft launch of the flight operation, he said the national flag carrier would be operating three flights a week and the first flight was scheduled for departure from the metropolis on Sept 14...

  • PIA staff strike delays four flights

    LAHORE: Four international PIA flights were delayed up to four hours on Wednesday after its staff went on strike against the ‘attitude’ of a senior official at the Allama Iqbal International Airport...

    Passengers bore the brunt of the strike of the PIA staff which they observed reportedly ‘on the pressure of the union (Air League CBA)’...

  • Legislators want direct PIA flights from Quetta to Gulf states

    QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly adopted on Friday a resolution, asking the federal government to direct the management of PIA to begin direct flights from Quetta to Dubai and other Gulf states and Boeing flights from Quetta to Islamabad and Karachi...

    They said at present limited ATR flights were being operated from Quetta to Islamabad and Karachi which were not enough to fulfil the requirement of the increasing number of...

  • PIA’s three weekly Bangkok-Karachi flights

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines’ first flight to Bangkok left from Karachi on Saturday morning...

    The national flag carrier will use Airbus 320 for three weekly flights — Saturday, Monday and Thursday — from Jinnah International Airport Karachi to Bangkok...

  • PIA 'likely' to suspend Karachi to Mumbai flights: sources

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is 'likely' to suspend flight operations along the Karachi to Mumbai route, airline sources told Dawn...

    PIA Spokesperson Danyal Gillani, when contacted, said PIA is considering suspending flight operations along the Karachi-Mumbai route, but a final decision is yet to be made on the matter...

  • PIA computer system collapse affects flights

    KARACHI: The computer system of the Pakistan International Airlines broke down on Monday morning, triggering cancellation of several flights of the national flag carrier and causing hardship to passengers, it was reliably learnt...

    Talking to Dawn, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said that the computer system at a US-based company had been affected and as the PIA’s system was linked to it, it also malfunctioned for around four to...

  • Pharma companies await resumption of PIA flights to import raw material

    KARACHI: The pharmaceutical industry, beset by suspension of Pakistan International Airlines flights, sees a tough week ahead if operations did not resume, as it relies on raw material imports from India and some other countries...

    Former chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) Saeed Allawala said that the industry imports raw material worth $350-400 million per annum mainly from India, Europe and China......

  • PIA flights 'partially on' at Islamabad airport

    KARACHI: Eight Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights departed from and landed at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) after five days of stalled operations at all major international airports in the country...

    Flights PK 7330 and PK 760 carried a total of over 700 pilgrims returning home after Umrah from Jeddah...

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