Pakistan International Airlines—PIA has once again surged the fares for additional umrah flights by Rs.2,000.
The number of Umrah pilgrims increases during the holy month. Owing to the surge in the number of Umrah pilgrims, some days back the national flag carrier took the decision and added five additional flights from the cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to Saudi Arabia. The fares for these flights was also given an increase of Rs.3,000.
The rates of the ticket for the Umrah pilgrims increased from RS 85,500 to Rs.88,500 after the earlier hike in the fare prices. Now, after this recent increase, the final rates of the Umrah flights stands at Rs.90,500.
The administration of PIA highlights the increase in the fares rate a minor and routine matter.
According to them these flights are only going to fly for the Umrah pilgrims and will return empty/ without passengers, so in such a case increase in the price of the tickets became necessary.