PIA offers 20% discount to Pakistani students flying to China for studies

05:56 PM | 23 May, 2024
PIA offers discount for students travelling for china

In a significant development, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced a substantial 20% discount on airfares for Pakistani students embarking on educational journeys to China.

This commendable initiative by PIA comes as a beacon of hope for students grappling with financial constraints while charting their course to pursue academic endeavors abroad.

As per PIA officials, this exclusive discount is tailored specifically for students travelling to China in pursuit of higher education. Moreover, the national carrier has magnanimously augmented the baggage allowance to a generous 60 kilograms, facilitating students in transporting their belongings seamlessly.

At present, PIA operates a weekly flight on the Islamabad-Beijing-Islamabad route, providing vital connectivity every Sunday. This discounted offering presents an opportune moment for students to either reunite with their families during the summer break or to journey back home upon completion of their studies.

Prior to this announcement, PIA had already raised the bar by offering a 27% discount on fares for students venturing to China. Additionally, the airline had extended its goodwill gesture by slashing economy and executive economy class fares by 20% on domestic flights during Eid ul Fitr.

This strategic move by PIA is poised to extend substantial benefits to a considerable cohort of Pakistani students who annually traverse to China for advanced studies. The discount initiative underscores the unwavering support of the national flag carrier towards the student community, emphasizing accessibility and affordability in pursuit of educational aspirations.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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