Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has planned to initiate the charter flights for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). This initiative is taken to facilitate the tourists and to provide them better and secure travelling services.
Musharraf Rasool—Chief Executive Officer (CEO), PIA said that the special charter flights operation of the Pakistan International Airlines would commence in the tourism season along with the rise in the normal flights for the provision of tourists in the province.
CEO PIA mentioned this during a conversation with Hamza Salik—Commissioner Baltistan and Akbar Taban—Senior Minister.
Mr Rasool said that the objective of his visit is to access the various options and scenarios that how could the national flag carrier further be improved for facilitating the tourists keeping in mind the record increase in the percentage of the domestic and international tourists during the last two years in the province of Gilgit Baltistan.
Gilgit Baltistan was previously known as the Northern Areas. It is the north most administrative land in Pakistan. It is a highly mountainous region. In this area trekking and mountaineering is common and is one of the significant tourist attractions.
The CEO was of the opinion that business, tourism and economic activities would get an enormous boost because of the rise in the flights and would additionally be bringing in further improvement and betterment in the service within the province.
He mentioned that the role of PIA in bringing in the international tourists to Gilgit Baltistan is of supreme significance and the airline would continue to keep this national duty.
Nadeem Nasir—Deputy Commissioner, earlier briefed the PIA delegation relating the tourism and historical importance of the Gilgit Baltistan province.
Senior officers of the province administration and of the Pakistan International Airline were also present during this occasion.