The weekly service between Pakistan and China on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has restarted. On Sunday morning, the national flag carrier’s flight PK-854 landed at Beijing Capital International Airport, signaling the reopening of this vital flight route.
PIA’s country manager Bilal Afzal has announced that from this coming Sunday, the airline will operate a single weekly trip between Islamabad and Beijing. Thanks to an agreement with Air China, travellers now have the option of flying nonstop from Islamabad to Beijing, en route to any of China’s sixteen cities.
PIA flights will got to many cities
Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changchun, Hangzhou, and Harbin are just few of the main Chinese cities that welcome both business and leisure tourists. More than 200 passengers boarded the 21:22 aircraft from Beijing to Islamabad that same day, a sign of the increased interest in travel between the two countries.
With the flight back up and running, trade, tourism, and cultural contacts between Pakistan and China are all set to rise, which is great news for both countries. Thanks to this critical air connection, both countries may look forward to improved connectivity and bolstered ties.
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