PIA Soon going to start its flight Operations for UK and Europe.
According to details, while holding a press conference Aviation and Railway Minister announced a 10 to 15 percent reduction in the fares of freight trains.
This comes as part of Pakistan Railways’ 100-day plan, which includes the addition of new cargo trains running between Peshawar and Karachi.
In addition to the new cargo trains, Khawaja Saad Rafique also announced the inclusion of two more trains on the pattern of the Green Line, which will help reduce the load significantly on the existing train.
Regarding PIA Minister said that the National Airlines will soon be launching direct flights to England and Europe.
Officials from Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) have been in talks with European authorities to restore direct PIA flights to the continent since late last year. PIA and other Pakistani carriers were banned from European airspace in 2020 following a suspected pilot license forgery scandal.
Currently, PIA serves destinations in the European Union, the UK, and the US through a code-sharing agreement with Turkish Airlines. This mechanism allows PIA to fly passengers directly to Istanbul and then on to 28 destinations across these markets.
Earlier last year in December sources said that European Union (EU) ban on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight operations is to be lifted soon.
According to the sources, an Audit team of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to do a remote online in which they will inspect all the various issues related to flight operation including flight safety and flight engineering.
The EASA team will carry out an audit of CAA and PIA to allow flights from Pakistan to European countries, said sources.
PIA Spokesperson stated that all the preparations related to the audit of EASA have completed, he also said that after the successful audit of the airline operations, the operations of PIA would be resume in Europe.
Remember here one thing, PIA was restricted from flying to EU states after the EASA suspended the national airline’s authorization to operate flights to EU member states.