LAHORE - PIA will operate its flight from Islamabad to Kashgar, China in collaboration with Rayyan Air on August 14, 2013 on Independence Day of Pakistan, said spokesman of airlines here on Monday.
The flight PK-1855 and 1856 Islamabad-Kashgar-Islamabad will operate every Wednesday by A310 aircraft with a capacity of 223 economy class seats. The aircraft has the capacity to carry 15 tons of cargo.
On the initiatives being taken by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan–China Economic Coordination, PIA has introduced the said flight to Kashgar. The flight with collaboration of Rayyan Air will not only generate revenue for the national flag carrier but would also provide an additional avenue for business and trade professionals in Pakistan and China.
Managing Director PIA, Muhammad Junaid Yunus said that PIA is trying to maximise its revenue while curtailing costs and will introduce flights to new destinations and increase frequency of its existing flights on profitable routes after induction on narrow body fuel efficient aircraft in its fleet.
PIA is already operating twice a week flights to Beijing, China every Thursday and Sunday.