The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has introduced a new direct flight route between Sialkot and London. An official statement from the airline confirmed the news on Wednesday.
Initially, the route would operate once-a-week, from Sialkot to Heathrow Airport, every Tuesday, whereas the flight from Heathrow Airport to Sialkot would arrive every Wednesday.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, SIAL Chairman Nadeem Anwar Qureshi, Senior PIA officials and leading people from travel trade accorded rosy welcome to the passengers of PIA flight (PK-778), with 107 male and female passengers, upon its arrival here from London-UK with special bouquets. Later, PIA’s flight (PK-777) with 294 passengers took off to London from Sialkot international airport. Senior officials of PIA and SIAL seen off the passengers.
PIA flight PK-777 will fly from Sialkot International Airport every Tuesday at 10:15 am and will arrive at Heathrow Airport, London at 2:50 pm PST, said a statement issued by the national flag carrier.
The route will provide direct point to point service to Sialkot city and shortest approach to Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Kharian, Gujrat, Jhelum and adjoining areas.
On this occasion, senior PIA officials added that at the initial stage, the PIA will operate direct international passenger flight between London-UK and Sialkot-Pakistan once a week and later PIA flights to other European countries will be increased.