Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) restarts its direct weekly passenger flights on the Beijing-Islamabad-Beijing route from on Sunday.
Earlier, the Civil Aviation Administration of China had stopped flights of all international airlines including PIA to and from Beijing in wake of COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control measures at the beginning of year 2020.
As per official sources, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has accorded approval to PIA to restart its direct flight operation between Islamabad and Beijing considering Pakistan as the only all-weather strategic partner of China and shared interest and cooperation in various areas between the two countries. Pakistani officials, traders, and students have warmly welcomed the restart of direct PIA passenger flights between the capital cities of Pakistan and China. The flight will also facilitate Chinese personnel working on different projects being completed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan.