The first flight of national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to Swat in 17 years landed in the valley on Friday.
According to the details, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and aviation minister made the journey aboard the flight to mark the historic voyage. A total of 47 passengers traveled to the valley.
Pakistan International Airlines will operate two flights from Lahore and Islamabad in a week. The first flight will leave for Saidu Sharif from Islamabad on March 26.
The Saidu Sharif airport had been non-operational since 2004 after the national flag carrier ceased to operate commercial flights to this destination.
The airport was established in 1978, and it used to handle two flights a day from Islamabad and Peshawar.