PIA Karakoram Air Safari from August 14

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PIA Karakoram Air Safari from August 14

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PIA advertisement in today's (August 10, 2005) newspapers:
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that's an amazing ad! :D :D :D :D :D

Why can't they use that for their website?

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wow...seems pretty cool.....guess they might use the ATRs on this ?

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They used 737's before and I think thats what they'll use this time too. Don't expect to see ATR's on this route for quite sometime.
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What is it??? Is a trip to see mountains and the a/c will land again back to Islamabad after the trip? Please do let me know i couldn't get it :roll:

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Ya the plane takes off frim islamabad, lands back in islamabad, its a one and a half hour trip into the heart of Karakuram, hindu Kash moustain ranges, fly past the high moutains, the fligh is highly dependent on weather, only flies on a clear day !

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PIA Karakoram Air Safari Route Map

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Karakoram Air Safari route flown by PIA Boeing 737-300s in 1990s. (Abbas Ali Collection)

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Karakoram Air Safari - The towering Nanga Parbat, world's third highest mountain peak, as seen from the window seat of a PIA Boeing 737-300 in 1990s. (Copyright PIA)
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Its great! I will see those beautiful mountains by picking up this PIA's sweet offer :D

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anybody got an idea of the price of this flight?

It is one of my long amitions to see the Karakorum Range
I was planning to go Pakistan in Oct so hopefully i will book a flight.

Its a great chance to see some the worlds greatest mountains
k2, nanga parbat, etc...

I cant find this offer on the pia web?
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mohammed younis, I will let you know the fares this evening (paki time) because i am also planning to book a seat on this flight. Just wait...

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mohammed younis wrote:anybody got an idea of the price of this flight?
I have got following info from Lahore office of PIA

Economy Class
Fare according to seat selected by passenger:
Window: Rs. 9,000/-
Centre: Rs. 7,500/-
Aisle: Rs. 6,000/-

Economy+Plus
Fare according to seat selected by passenger:
Window: Rs. 10,500/-
Centre: Rs. 9,000/-
Aisle: Rs. 7,500/-

Hope you guys enjoy the flight :)
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I think previously PIA use to charge the fares in dollars, and did not sell any aisle seats.

This route to developed to use the VIP 737. Initially people criticized Nawaz Sharif for buying the $36 million jet, and keeping it parked in Islamabad most of the time.

At that point someone came up with this idea to use the aircraft for the Air Safari flights, operating once every 15 days. After a while this flight was cancelled, and eventually so was Nawaz Sharif.
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Thanks Abbas Bhai you solved my problem too. This is a hight cost for 1.30 hrs flight isn't it? I mean Rs 9000 for an Economy class seat is too much!!!! But I will try this flight for beautiful scenes of mountains soon.

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Post by mohammed younis »

thanks ap-bgl

and thankyou Abbas bhai

They are very high prices for little tour!!!

However Inshallah I will book my seat its a tour i cant miss
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Amaad Lone wrote:I think previously PIA use to charge the fares in dollars, and did not sell any aisle seats.

This route to developed to use the VIP 737. Initially people criticized Nawaz Sharif for buying the $36 million jet, and keeping it parked in Islamabad most of the time.

At that point someone came up with this idea to use the aircraft for the Air Safari flights, operating once every 15 days. After a while this flight was cancelled, and eventually so was Nawaz Sharif.
If I'm not mistaken, aisle seats were sold at half price and only to people accompanying a window seat paying passenger. Also, the third row in economy was blocked off as there was no window adjacent to that seat.