PIA announces direct flights to Bahrain

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Friday announced direct flights to Bahrain.

The national carrier will operate weekly two flights from Bahrain to Lahore and Islamabad. Direct flights will facilitate passengers by reducing their travel time.

The national flag carrier’s first flight (PK-189) with 156 passengers on board took off from the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore for Bahrain today.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed PIA to operate weekly two flights for Bahrain. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has slashed 80 international flights in the light of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) directives to contain the surge of the third wave of coronavirus.

The restrictions will remain imposed till May 20. Following the directives of the CAA, international flights operation has been reduced to 123 weekly international flights from 590.

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