Islamabad: The federal government on Wednesday announced its decision to allow an additional, daily flight to run on the Karachi-Islamabad airway route till May 31, a news source reported. It sanctioned its approval in light of the increased number of passengers looking for air travel accommodation under the limited domestic flight operations currently underway (during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown).
A spokesperson for the Aviation Division said that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would operate the additional flight for four days a week; while Serene Air would manage it for the remaining three. He added that the extra flight would continue operations until the end of the month.
Earlier, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan had officially restored partial flight operations at five major airports in the country. These included the Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta airports. In this regard, the Aviation Division has also established SOPs (applicable on PIA and Serene Air flights offering only 50% seat occupancy; among other airlines) for implementing social distancing among passengers.