LAHORE: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to operate flights from Lahore to Peshawar, on Thursday (today).
The PIA spokesperson revealed that flights will be operated weekly between Lahore to Peshawar from October 1.
The first flight will take off for Peshawar from Lahore airport on October 1 at 11.40 am.
The spokesperson further stated that the flights would be operated on Monday and Friday every week.
He further revealed, that ATR planes will be used for the flight operations.
On September 4, a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Airbus plane met with an accident at Islamabad International Airport .
According to sources, during the pushback, the rod that connects the plane with the tug master broke, which led to the accident.
The sources said that as a result of breaking of the connecting rod, nose wheel of the craft was badly damaged. The plane has been grounded following the incident.
According to airline sources, the flight from Islamabad to Quetta was also delayed due to the accident in Islamabad.
In this regard, the PIA spokesman said that the details of the plane crash in Islamabad were being obtained.
On August 31, the first cargo flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying medical supplies of World Health Organization (WHO) had landed in Afghanistan ‘s Mazar-i-Sharif.
The PK-234 (Boeing 777 AP-BHV), flew from Dubai and landed at the Mazar-i-Sharif Airport – the first international flight to Afghanistan’s fourth largest city after the took over of the Taliban..
Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan had confirmed that the PIA cargo flight took essential supplies of WHO to Mazar-i-Sharif in line with the Pakistan’s role of making a ‘humanitarian air bridge’ in coordination with international agencies.
“First PIA Cargo flight with WHO medical supplies from Islamabad to Mazar Sharif today,” the envoy had tweeted.