PIA increases Skardu flights to 12 per week due to strong travel demand

Skardu flights

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the country’s flag carrier has announced the expansion of its flights to Skardu on Monday.

The national flag carrier’s spokesperson, Abdullah Khan, announced that starting the following week, PIA will run 12 flights per week from Pakistan to Skardu. 

The airline official stated, “The PIA added flights in response to significant travel demand to northern locations due to summer vacations and Eid holidays.” 

The PIA now offers six cities as departure points for direct flights to Skardu. 

Skardu airport, which is situated at a height of more than 7,000 feet, is among the highest airports in the world. The second runway is 8,500 feet long, while the main runway measures 12,000 feet. 

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It is important to note that former prime minister Imran Khan opened Skardu International Airport, the world’s highest airport, last year. 

Airblue is Finally Starting Direct Flights to Skardu  

Meanwhile, following regulatory approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, Airblue has said that it would begin operating direct flights between Skardu and Islamabad. 

Airblue will run three flights a week on the route, according to specifics. Airblue will run its operation on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 

On July 5, Tuesday, the first flight is scheduled to depart from New Islamabad International Airport. One-way tickets for the route would cost as little as Rs. 13,806 (estimate). 

After the Civil Aviation Authority declared that it will be granting licences to 17 airlines to run tourist and charter flights within the country, this new development was reported a few weeks later. 

The National Command and Operation Center made the decision to require facemasks to be worn in all public transportation vehicles in accordance with the National Institutes of Health’s recommendations. 

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