The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched direct flight operations from Lahore to Skardu.
According to the details, The PK-8453 flight took off from the Allama Iqbal International Airport with 153 passengers onboard and landed at the Skardu Airport after one hour and 15 minutes.
PIA Spokesperson said that there would be two weekly flights on the Lahore-Skardu route, which would go a long way in boosting tourism in the region.
As per reports, Gilgit-Baltistan tourism minister Raja Nasir Ali Khan said the first PIA flight coming directly from Lahore also received a water cannon welcome upon landing at the Skardu Airport.
He thanked federal aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Pakistan International Airlines for the landmark achievement.