27,000 plus Pakistanis, employed in Saudi Arabia have reached back to the Kingdom via PIA.
As per the reports, the data released by the national flag carrier’s district manager, 27,500 passengers reached the Kingdom via ninety-one flights that were operated by the Pakistan International Airlines from the 15th of September to the 28th of September.
The work permit of the majority of the passengers who have travelled back to the Kingdom was ending on the 30th of this month. PIA district manager further added that they have got complaints about the ticket prices being sold at higher rates.
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In the meantime, the passengers said that they encountered issues in getting the tickets in order to fly back to Saudi Arabia owing to the exorbitant air fares.
With the efforts of PM Khan, the Saudi authorities had permitted the PIA to operate 21 more flights to Saudi Arabia.
The government of Saudi Arabia had granted permit to the Pakistan International Airline to run more flights for the Kingdom after high-level contact was made by the foreign office of Pakistan.
All the increased number of flights for the Kingdom would be leaving before the 31st of September.
It is important to mention that PIA on the 15th of this month asked for the permission from the Saudi authorities to operate 28 flights to the Kingdom. But, the Saudi aviation department had granted permission to PIA to run 13 flights only.