PESHAWAR - Saudi Airlines Thursday resumed its flight operation from Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar after a break of two months, following firing on an aeroplane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) by terrorists.

The Saudi Airline had suspended it flights to and from Bacha Khan Airport, Peshawar, after the shooting incident at the PIA plane on June 24, 2014 that had left a female passenger dead and two others injured.

After a break of more than two months, Saudi Airlines restored flights operations by taking Hajj pilgrims from Peshawar to Jeddah at 12:40pm.

Earlier, Emirates Airlines restored operations for and from Bacha Khan International Airport on July 24 last while Ettihad Airlines is likely to resume its service from September 1.

Meanwhile, the PIA releasing Hajj flights scheduled said that a total of 20 flights would leave for Saudi Arabia from Bacha Khan International Airport carrying some 6,000 pilgrims. Hajj flights would continue till September 23 next.