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PIA has resumed flights to Mashhad, Iran, after a five-year absence

ISLAMABAD:
Officials reported on Thursday that Pakistan’s national flag carrier has resumed direct flights to Mashhad, Iran’s northeastern city, after a five-year hiatus. PIA has resumed flights to Mashhad.

According to a statement from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the first aircraft to Mashhad since 2017 departed from Lahore on Wednesday night.

“Flights to Mashhad are a continuation of the previously launch flights to Najaf, Baghdad and Damascus,” he says, adding that the new flight operations would help Shia Muslims visit holy sites in Iran.
Citing financial losses, PIA first suspended operations on some international routes, including Mashhad, in 2013.

Flights to the Iranian city were restore afterwards, but were ground again in 2017.

PIA has resumed flights to Mashhad

PIA was the first international airline to fly straight to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, in November of this year.

The Emir of Fujairah made a particular request for PIA flights to begin. Immigration for all passengers on PIA aircraft would be handle in 15 minutes due to specific arrangements. Special buses have been organise to provide free transportation to other UAE cities.

(With assistance from the News Desk).

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