PIA to resume weekly flights for Tokyo

08:22 AM | 27 May, 2019
PIA to resume weekly flights for Tokyo
ISLAMABAD – The national flag-carrier will resume its two weekly flights to Tokyo from May 30 after a suspension of three months, according to the spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

Mashood Tajwar told local media that the problem PIA had been facing was a lack of passengers and cargo from Beijing for Tokyo. However, the issue has now been sorted out after negotiations with Japanese authorities, he told Dawn.

The airline also made an announcement on Twitter yesterday.

On Friday, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that since PIA’s indicators had shown an improvement over the past few months, proposals were under consideration for adding new, profitable routes on the airline’s map.

Currently, PIA is operating its flights on 18 international routes including the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Qatar, China, Malaysia, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Canada.

The resumption of Tokyo route days before the first flight of British Airways would land at Pakistan International Airport on Monday (June 3) morning while the same day the flight would depart for London.

British Airways would operate three flights in a week from June after interval of a decade.