LAHORE – Pakistan International Airlines on Monday launched new flights to Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There will be twice-weekly flights from Lahore to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, a spokesperson from the airline said, adding that Boeing 777 will be used for these routes.

The first flight for Kuala Lumpur, PK 896, took off at 4:45am today from Lahore after a gap of two years, said a press release issued by the national flag carrier.

The Lahore-Kuala Lumpur flight will stop over in Bangkok. Another flight will run from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.

On Dec 16, the PIA had announced the new direct route from the Punjab capital to two top southeastern Asian destinations.

According to an agreement, the Malaysian Airline will take PIA customers to the Thai capital in cases of the low number of passengers.

If there will be the sufficient number of passengers, a PIA official said the national flag carrier will keep its journey further to Bangkok.

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Meanwhile, the airline had also announced an attractive reduction in its fares for travel to Europe, China, and Afghanistan from December 14 to 28.

PIA has reduced Rs8,000 on a return ticket for Beijing with up to 40kg of baggage allowance and Rs2,000 for Kabul from December 14 to 28.

The national flag carrier also slashed the fares for Paris, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Milan by Rs5,000 to Rs6,000.