KARACHI: In an effort to expand the network of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), the national flag carrier has decided to restore its Muscat and Sharjah routes, which remained suspended for more than a year.
As per reports, PIA President and CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has advised the airline’s commercial department to formulate an aggressive strategy that could enhance the airline’s revenue as well as its access to the market.
The Lahore-Muscat route will be restored from tomorrow (Saturday) with two weekly flights on Saturday and Sunday. With the introduction of these flights, PIA will have a total of nine flights to Muscat operating from Peshawar, Turbat and Gwadar, besides Lahore.
Similarly, PIA has decided to restore its Sialkot–Sharjah route with two weekly flights on Tuesday and Friday. The fights from Sialkot will commence from November 20 after which the airline will have five flights per week to Sharjah, including three from Turbat.
Sharing his views on the commencement of flights, Air Marshal Arshad Malik asked the airline officials to put in place their best efforts to enhance the service standards, which will subsequently boost the airline’s sales. He said the turnaround and revival of the national flag carrier was now unavoidable and the government was extending all-out support in this regard.