ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday signed a deal with Airblue and Shaheen Air to fly PIA passengers with confirmed tickets to their destinations.

According to a statement issued by PIA, passengers can contact PIA service counters at airports to convert their tickets to those of the private airlines.

The service however, will facilitate passengers booked to travel to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Dubai, Muscat, Jeddah and Riyadh only, the statement said.

As for passengers holding PIA confirmed tickets for other international destinations, the statement said, they can contact PIA staff in their respective countries to have their tickets converted for travel “in various international airlines”.

PIA spokes person said that passengers with confirm tickets of PIA can now travel by Shaheen Airlines within the country. On the other hand, PIA passengers with confirm tickets of Jeddah, Dubai, Muscat and Riyadh can travel by Air Blue.