KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is starting direct flights between Karachi and Najaf, Iraq from September 14, 2017 sated PIA Chief Nayyar Hayat on Thursday, 24 August.
The soft launch of flight was held at PIA Head Office on the finalization of flight operations. The tickets are available for sale effective from Wednesday 23 August 2017. PIA will provide check-in for passengers traveling from major cities of Pakistan.
CEO PIA, Nayyar Hayat while sharing his views on the commencementof flights to Najaf said that it is yet another first in the long list of achievements.
Mr. Nayyar said that the concept is to provide convenient, seamless connection – through check-in from the major cities of Pakistan for Najaf flights from Karachi of course on competitive fares. Passengers, who used to travel through other means with long wait for connections will now be able to fly PIA with through check-in facility.
CEO PIA said that the airline aims to improve its service standards based on customers’ and travel agents feedback so that the service gaps must be filled while incorporating the availability and demand factors. He congratulated PIA Marketing and Passenger Handling departments in particular, Mr. Tahir Niaz, Senior General Manager Marketing for the efforts made in making it possible. “With the induction of more aircraft in PIA fleet, we plan to add more destinations to our network”, he said.
Chief Commercial Officer PIA, Bilal Munir Sheikh said that PIA will make all out efforts to provide best services to its passengers and was pleased to see that the Marketing department of the airline has finalized the launch of flights to Najaf.
PIA will initially operate three flights a week from Karachi to Najaf providing connections from major cities of Pakistan with convenient timings. Passengers will now be able to travel from their respective cities without the hassle of long waits and will get their luggage at their final destination.