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PIA Signs | Cargo Charter Agreement With Oriental Sky Aviation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Oriental Sky Aviation Limited on Wednesday, December 2 signed a landmark cargo charter agreement, paving way for direct and daily dedicated cargo flights between Pakistan and China.

The instrument of agreement was signed between the PIA General Manager (charters) and Oriental Sky Aviation MD Rush Wang at the PIA office. PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik and Chief Commercial Officer Ali Tahir Qasim were also present on the occasion.

As per the agreement, PIA will operate seven weekly flights to Urumqi (China), with four flights a week from Islamabad and three flights from Lahore. It will be a one-of-its-kind operation as PIA has never operated daily cargo flights on this sector. PIA will be using its Airbus A320s for the said operations.

At the occasion of agreement signing, PIA Spokesperson Abdullah Khan said that during Covid-19, airlines across the globe have seen unprecedented surge in demand for air cargo with many converting their passenger planes to cargo freighters to take advantage of this situation.

“PIA is also aggressively pursuing this path and we are evaluating and looking out for opportunities to operate dedicated cargo flights to a number of sectors, specifically on China and Central Asian routes. PIA is already operating passenger and cargo charters to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Xi’an in China.”

Speaking on the small and modest ceremony, PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik appreciated his commercial team for taking initiatives to augment the existing revenue sources and thanked the Oriental Sky Aviation MD for his patronage of PIA.

He said that with a daily connection, trade and commerce between the two countries in the post-Covid scenario will be greatly facilitated and will help in normalcy after perhaps the most devastating year for commercial aviation worldwide.

PIA signs cargo charter with Oriental Sky Aviation Ltd

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By Ali Kamran On Dec 2, 2020  64 0

Islamabad (Dec 02, 2020): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Oriental Sky Aviation Ltd signed a landmark cargo charter agreement here on Wednesday paving the way for direct and daily dedicated cargo flights between Pakistan and China.

The instrument of agreement was signed between PIA’s General Manager Charters and Managing Director (MD) Oriental Sky Aviation Mr. Rush Wang at Pakistan International Airlines offices. Chief executive officer (CEO) PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) PIA Mr. Ali Tahir Qasim were also present at the signing.

As per the agreement, the national carrier will operate 7 weekly flights to Urumqi (China), with four flights a week originating from Islamabad and three flights from Lahore. It will be one of its kind operations as PIA has never operated daily cargo flights on this sector.

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PIA will be using its Airbus A320s for the said operations.

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