PIA announces to operate special flights for Najaf

02:56 PM | 11 Jul, 2021
PIA announces to operate special flights for Najaf

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan International Airlines announced to start special flights to Najaf city [one of the two holiest cities in Iraq] from July 17.

Reports quoting the spokesperson of the national flag carrier cited that PIA is all set to commence its special flights from the country’s federal capital to Najaf city.

Last year, PIA announced to cancel its scheduled flights to Iraq's holy cities for Arbaeen. Flights scheduled for Arbaeen [a religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura] were cancelled amid the Covid resurgence. The Iraqi government canceled all special permission granted for PIA flights.

The national flag carrier was scheduled to operate flights from Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.

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