The national air carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to resume flight operations between Sialkot and Kuwait. By the end of October, the flights will be resumed on the route as PIA expects heavy passenger traffic.
PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said, “We will resume flights on the Sialkot-Kuwait route on the night between October 27 and 28.”
Due to a shortage of airplanes, PIA has discontinued direct Kuwait-Sialkot flights back in 2018. However, there are many travelers who travel from Sialkot to Kuwait as the airport also serves passengers from adjoining places including Pasrur, Daska, Sambrial, Narowal, Gujrat and many others.
Sialkot-Kuwait flight resumption will facilitate people from these areas.
The spokesperson said, “The Sialkot-Kuwait flight will run twice a week.”
At first, PIA will use Airbus A320 on the route. It is a medium-range narrow-body aircraft. It has the capability to carry around 150 to 160 passengers at a time.
Furthermore, recently PIA began direct Sialkot to London flights, hoping for heavy passenger traffic.
It is pertinent to mention here that PIA recently repaired a few aircraft that raised the total number of operational aircraft to 31.