PIA domestic flights resume causing high cost burden for passengers

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th May, 2020. 10:45 am
PIA Airports

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has permitted to operate domestic flights across Pakistan, operation two from Karachi to Lahore and Islamabad and other from Lahore to Karachi.

As per the SOPs and health precautionary guidelines issued by the government, each alternate seat was left empty during PIA flights to prevent the spread of the virus.

However, the flights resumed with higher prices, resulting to be the burden of empty seats on the passengers.

A one-way flight from Karachi to Lahore costs Rs21,815. A flight to Islamabad is priced the same, according to the PIA website.

PIA will also start operating flights from the Peshawar and Quetta airports.

Despite the government failing to issue a notification, travel agencies in Karachi will reopen from Monday.

Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has finalized arrangements for the restarting of the domestic flights across Pakistan from (Saturday).

Karachi International airport’s domestic lounge carries awareness banners about social distancing. The banners remind to maintain at least two-meter distance between the passengers.

Wearing mask has been declared mandatory for the passengers entering the airport. While, the Airport Security Force (ASF) has issued precautionary guidelines to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Moreover, As the government decides to let five major airports resume operations, limited domestic flight operations will also resume in the country.

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