In an effort to expand the network of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national flag carrier has decided to restore its Muscat and Sharjah routes, which have remained suspended for more than a year.

PIA President and CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik depicted his keenness to expand the business network and has advised the commercial department for manifesting an aggressive strategy to enhance airline’s access in the market.

The Lahore-Muscat route will be restored from Saturday - 17th November operated by A320 aircraft. PIA would operate two weekly flights on Saturday and Sunday. With the introduction of these flights, PIA would have a total of nine flights to Muscat operating from Peshawar, Turbat and Gwadar besides Lahore.

Similarly, PIA has also decided to restore its Sialkot–Sharjah route, with two weekly flights, every Tuesday and Friday. The fights from Sialkot would commence from 20th November after which the airline will have five flights per week including three from Turbat.