Karachi, November 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):Keeping in view the demand for Umrah, PIA has planned 11 extra Boeing 777 flights between 21st and 30th November, 2016. These flights would be operated from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan. These flights are in addition to the four additional weekly flights to Jeddah that have already been added to PIA’s winter schedule which was adopted at the start of November, taking the total number of weekly Jeddah flights from 21 to 25, adding a weekly capacity of more than 1000 passengers. This is the result of an aggressive sales campaign launched by the Marketing department of PIA to proactively sell Umrah flights two months ago.
In a meeting held here today CEO PIA Mr. Bernd Hildenbrand said that Umrah operation is top priority for the airline and all efforts are being made to facilitate the passengers. PIA has also obtained additional slots from Saudi Civil aviation authority (GACA), for the whole Umrah season, so that more capacity is available with PIA, in case the demand increases.
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