Pakistan to resume commercial flights to Kabul from September 13

AFP News Agency

11th Sep, 2021. 07:55 pm

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to resume commercial flights to Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, starting from September 13, the airline said on Saturday.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume flights from Islamabad to Kabul next week, a spokesman for the airline told AFP on Saturday, becoming the first foreign commercial service since the Taliban seized power last month.

“We have got all technical clearances for flight operations. Our first commercial plane, (an) Airbus A320, is scheduled to fly from Islamabad to Kabul on September 13,” said PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan.

“The official flag carrier of Pakistan (PIA) is going to start again its flight operations for Kabul,” Arshad Malik, chief executive officer of the PIA, told Xinhua, adding that the first flight will leave for Kabul on Monday from Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

The PIA official said that a permission to land at the Kabul airport has been granted by Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Late last month, the PIA temporarily suspended its operations to Kabul, according to the PIA officials.  Enditem

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