Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to operate twice-weekly direct flights to Australia.
According to reports, the national airline will begin flights to Australia in the last week of March, with two direct flights from Lahore and Karachi.
A PIA spokesperson confirmed that the airline will operate direct flights to Australia twice a week, using its Boeing 777 aircraft.
He stated that the national flag carrier has applied to Australia’s aviation authority for permission to begin operations.
It is important to note that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has devised a business plan to turn the loss-making national flag carrier into a profitable entity.
The International Air Transport Association’s comprehensive plan envisions the national flag carrier becoming a profitable organization by 2024. The number of planes in the airline’s fleet will be increased from 29 to 49 under the new strategy, while the number of passengers on Pakistan International Airlines flights will increase from 5.2 million to 9 million.