Faisalabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to resume the flights on the Faisalabad-Dubai route as well as the Multan-Dubai route by the end of October. According to news sources, a PIA official said that the flights on both these routes had been halted seven to eight years ago.
PIA had stopped operating on these two routes because of two major reasons. The top reason was the fact that Emirates airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was competing with PIA and it was operating direct flights on these two routes. Another reason was that the national airlines did not have enough aircraft to continue flights on these two routes.
Earlier, PIA also mentioned its plans to add two new aircraft to its fleet in the last week of October and mid-November. The first direct flight to Dubai from Faisalabad will take off on October 31.