KARACHI: PIA adds one more route to its network with once a week flight for the sector Sialkot -London-Sialkot, this is the 10th route addition by PIA in a year. With the commencement of Sialkot -London flight PIA now operates 20 flights per week between United Kingdom and Pakistan. The first flight PK 777 took off from Sialkot on Wednesday morning. A simple ceremony was held at Sialkot International Airport. The passengers of the first flight were seen off by Usman Dar Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Air Commodore Shahid Qadir Head of Security & Vigilance PIA, Nadeem Anwar Qureshi, Chairman SIAL, Chief Execcutive Officer SIAL, Major General (Retd) Muhammad Abid Nazir, Station Manager PIA, Tariq Gulzar and senior officials of PIA and Sialkot International Airport. Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan in his message on the launch of the flight said that the Sialkot- London flight fulfills the long standing demand of the people of Sialkot and adjoining areas and now they will have access to direct flight with convenient timings. The flight operation from Sialkot to London will further increase the airline revenues and help facilitate expansion of airline's cargo business. He congratulated CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik and his team for the sincere efforts in bringing improvements in PIA and commencement of London flight operation from Sialkot. CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik sharing his views on the launch of Sialkot -London flight thanked Aviation Minister for his support and said that PIA plans to operate more flights for the conveneince of passengers, it is expected that the Sialkot london flight will be a success and PIA is pleased to offer Cargo airlift facility for the businessmen of Sialkot and London. He instructed the Marketing team to provide best services to passengers and cargo business clients of Sialkot and adjoining areas and in UK. Earlier, the flight PK 778 reached Sialkot from London early Wednesday morning. The passengers were seen off by PIA Country Manager, Siraj Qazi and other airline officials at Heathrow Airport London.