KARACHI: PIA has started twice a week flights from Multan to Sharjah. The inaugural flight PK 293 carrying 166 passengers departed from Multan in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A ceremony was held at Multan Airport. Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi was the Chief Guest at the occasion.
Federal Minister for Privatization and Aviation Muhammad Mian Soomro, President & CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, official of CAA were also present at the launch ceremony.
Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the present government is very keen to see PIA rising again and extending full support for its revival. He expressed his satisfaction on the leadership of Air Marshal Arshad Malik in bringing back the past glory of the national flag carrier.
Addressing the ceremony Muhammad Mian Soomro said that PIA is moving in the right direction and progressing well under the leadership of Air Marshal Arshad Malik. He said more aircraft and destinations will be added in near future.
President & CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik sharing his views on the commencement of flight said that this flight fulfills the long standing demand of the people of South Punjab as now they will have direct access to UAE.
He said this is also part of PIA’s strategy of revival and network expansion and more flights are being added.
He said that after commencement of Multan –Sharjah, PIA’s flights to Sharjah from Pakistan will increase to seven per week while the airline will commence flights from Peshawar to Sharjah from 21st February and Peshawar to Al-Ain from 22nd February.