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UAE airline launches new flights to Lahore, Islamabad

10:48 PM | 24 Jun, 2024
UAE airline launches new flights to Lahore, Islamabad

DUBAI - Popular low-cost airline, flydubai has announced the expansion of its operation in Pakistan with two Pakistani cities set to be included in the network. 

The airline announced on Monday to start flights to Islamabad and Lahore. As per the official confirmation, the flights would start on July 1, 2024.

Commenting on the launch, Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer of the carrier said Pakistan has long been an important market for flydubai.

'Since 2010 when we first started operations to the market, we have seen sustained demand for travel and with the start of our daily services to Islamabad and Lahore, we look forward to offering passengers more opportunities to explore Dubai, the GCC region and beyond on the flydubai network,' he added.

Commenting on the launch of flights, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said as the flights will be operated by carrier's fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the airline's management is confident that passengers will enjoy an enhanced travel experience.

It is to be highlighted that flydubai first started operating flights to Pakistan in 2010 with the launch of flights to Karachi. The carrier also serves flights to Faisalabad, Karachi, Multan, Quetta and Sialkot. The launch of flights would be helpful for commuters many of whom already avail of the services by other carriers. 

What is the Fare?

As per the schedule, flights will operate daily from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Islamabad International Airport (ISB) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE).

Return Business Class fares from DXB to ISB start from AED 5,500 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,300. On the other hand, return Business Class fares from ISB to DXB start from PKR 400,000 and Economy Class fares start from PKR 120,000.

Meanwhile, return Business Class fares from DXB to LHE start from AED 5,500 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,200. Return Business Class fares from LHE to DXB start from PKR 400,000 and Economy Class fares start from PKR 120,000.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65



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