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PIA repatriates over 100,000 passengers in largest such operation in country’s history

Karachi, June 17, 2020:
With the special repatriation flight lifting off from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan carrying 142 stranded Pakistani students, the total number of people uplifted by PIA since April 4, 2020 reached an unprecedented 100,000 level. This is the largest repatriation operation ever under taken in this history of the country, the Spokesperson of the national flag carrier said.

Since the suspension of flight operation in March 2020, hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis got stranded which created one of the most critical humanitarian crisis specially in wake of global economic shut down. The worst affected areas still are Gulf and Middle East countries which has the largest number of expat population. The pressure was immense due to sheer number of expat population struggling to get back and limited capability within the country for hundred percent screening of all incoming passengers. Despite having limited capability earlier on, it has now significantly increased with the government easing the restrictions for all incoming passengers. Previously with travel restrictions, limited quota and most flights being operated one way empty, the cost of operations were too high for all the airliners, hence Government directed the national flag carrier PIA, to undertake this mammoth task.

From April 4 till June 15, PIA has operated 715 flights carrying 99,931 passengers to get to their homes. PK9252 operating out of Bishkek raised the total tally over 100,000 passengers in a period spanning over 72 days. This is a historic first for the National Flag carrier in the service of the nation. PIA aircraft bearing the national flag made historic first touch downs to a number of new destinations, operating directly to USA Mainland, Australia, Africa and Central Asian Republics. These touch downs were documented by a number of plane spotter enthusiasts making videos and taking pictures from the edge of the runways and were released to the social media and vehemently cheered by fans with national fervor.

Official Spokesperson of PIA, Abdullah Hafeez Khan further added that the series of repatriation flights will continue at the behest of the Government of Pakistan as long as there is a need and all fellow stranded citizens repatriated to their homes.

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International flights operated on June 17 include:

Islamabad

Qatar Airways Islamabad to Doha flight QR633 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALA
Qatar Airways Islamabad to Doha flight QR615 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALX

PIA Islamabad to Bishkek flight PK9251 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLS
PIA Bishkek to Islamabad flight PK9252 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLS
PIA Islamabad to Bishkek flight PK9253 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLY
PIA Bishkek to Islamabad flight PK9254 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLY
PIA Islamabad to London flight PK785 performed by Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGJ

Saudia Jeddah to Islamabad flight SV720 performed by Airbus A330-300 registration HZ-AQ26

Karachi

Emirates Karachi to Dubai flight EK607 performed Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ECZ
Etihad Airways Karachi to Abu Dhabi flight EY222 performed by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registration A6-BLQ
Qatar Airways Karachi to Doha flight QR605 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-AMG
Qatar Airways Karachi to Doha flight QR611 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALR
PIA Karachi to Toronto flight PK783 performed by Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner registration AP-BGY
Saudia Riyadh to Karachi flight SV706 performed by Airbus A330-300 registration HZ-AQ30
flydubai Dubai to Karachi flight FZ8977 performed by Boeing 737-800 registration A6-FGI

Lahore

Etihad Airways Lahore to Abu Dhabi flight EY244 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ETB
Qatar Airways Lahore to Doha flight QR621 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-AMK
Qatar Airways Lahore to Doha flight QR629 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A7-BAH
Gulf Air Lahore to Bahrain flight GF767 performed by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registration A9C-FB
PIA Dubai to Lahore flight PK9212 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BMS
PIA Paris to Lahore flight PK734 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BID

Peshawar

Qatar Airways Peshawar to Doha flight QR601 performed by Airbus A320 registration A7-AHT
flydubai Dubai to Peshawar flight FZ8301 performed by Boeing 737-800 registration A6-FGE
PIA Riyadh to Peshawar flight PK9754 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW
PIA Riyadh to Peshawar flight PK9756 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLV

Multan

flydubai Dubai to Multan flight FZ8331 performed by Boeing 737-800 registration A6-FGJ
PIA Dubai to Multan flight PK9222 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA
PIA Abu Dhabi to Multan flight PK9224 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BMX

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Asalam O Alekum Abbas Sir, .. Sir my english is not good because of German language...
Sir can you please give me some information about to travel to Pakistan
I am German National and have Pakistan Origin Card. and due to some Family reason a kind of emergency i need
to fly Pakistan Sir.. From Germany they open all european flights and to turkey..
Can i fly in case of emergency to Pakistan??? Kya Pakistan main inbound flights open ho gain hain??
Can you please give me some information.
with best regards
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Dear Amir, please contact Pakistan Embassy in Germany for details regarding repatriation flights to Pakistan and also get your name registered at the embassy for any future repatriation flight from Germany to Pakistan.

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Thank You Abbas Sir.

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I would like to add my thoughts in your post sir.
Try qatar airways website or contact with them.
Qatar airways is offering 3 flights (approved by Gov of Pakistan for inbound passengers ) now a days from Different parts of the world via doha to lhe, khi and islamabad. i guess 1 flight is still left and you can try your luck.
EK, EY, SV, PK, AIR BLUE, EASY JET, AA, TG, MH, FLY BE, VUELING, SAS, SWISS, LH, BA, AIR BERLIN, RYAN AIR, GERMAN WINGS, JET BLUE, U.A, QATAR , AZAL ...

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From June 24, Emirates is starting flights from Sialkot to Dubai.

Flights will only carry outbound passengers to the UAE and onward destinations.

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Government of Pakistan has extended the validity of all Pakistan visa types till August 31, 2020, issued to foreign nationals, who are currently in Pakistan with visas expired since March 15, 2020.

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International flights operated on June 18 include:

Islamabad

Qatar Airways Islamabad to Doha flight QR633 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALL
Qatar Airways Islamabad to Doha flight QR615 performed by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registration A7-BCC

PIA Islamabad to Manchester flight PK701 performed by Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner registration AP-BGZ
PIA London to Islamabad flight PK786 performed by Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGJ

Emirates Islamabad to Dubai flight EK613 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ENW

flydubai Dubai to Islamabad flight FZ8257 performed by Boeing 737-800 registration A6-FGG

Karachi

Emirates Karachi to Dubai flight EK605 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-EPT
Emirates Karachi to Dubai flight EK607 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ENB

Qatar Airways Karachi to Doha flight QR605 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALS
Qatar Airways Karachi to Doha flight QR611 performed by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registration A7-BCZ

PIA Dubai to Karachi flight PK9214 performed by Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGK

PIA Jeddah to Karachi flight PK9732 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BHV

Lahore

Emirates Lahore to Dubai flight EK623 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ECZ

Qatar Airways Lahore to Doha flight QR621 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-AMG
Qatar Airways Lahore to Doha flight QR629 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALR

PIA Lahore to Milan flight PK719 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BID

PIA Copenhagen to Lahore flight PK790 performed by Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner registration PK790

ImagePIA Pakistan International Airlines, Boeing 777-240(LR), AP-BGY, 33781, June 18, 2020 by Mogens Hoejte, on Flickr

Peshawar

PIA Sharjah to Peshawar flight G9554 performed by Airbus A320 registration A6-AON
PIA Dubai to Peshawar flight PK9284 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLU
PIA Dubai to Peshawar flight PK9212 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW

Saudia Jeddah to Peshawar flight SV796 performed by Airbus A330-300 registration HZ-AQ25

Multan

PIA Dubai to Multan flight PK9208 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA
PIA Kuwait City to Multan flight PK9240 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA
PIA Kuwait City to Multan flight PK9242 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BMX
PIA Abu Dhabi to Multan flight PK9210 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BMX

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Omairi7 wrote: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:36 pm I would like to add my thoughts in your post sir.
Try qatar airways website or contact with them.
Qatar airways is offering 3 flights (approved by Gov of Pakistan for inbound passengers ) now a days from Different parts of the world via doha to lhe, khi and islamabad. i guess 1 flight is still left and you can try your luck.
Thank You so much Omair ... Allah Bless You..

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Pakistan has restored operation of international scheduled passenger flights to Pakistan from other countries.

Flights to resume from 12:00 AM on June 20.

Notice to airmen (NOTAM) issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announcing restoration of scheduled international passenger flights to/from all international airports of Pakistan except Gwadar and Turbat.

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International flights operated on June 19 include:

Islamabad

Emirates Islamabad to Dubai flight EK615 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ENW

Qatar Airways Islamabad to Doha flight QR633 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALR
Qatar Airways Islamabad to Doha flight QR615 performed by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registration A7-BCF

PIA Islamabad to Manchester flight PK701 performed by Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGJ
PIA Milan to Islamabad flight PK720 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BID
PIA Muscat to Islamabad flight PK702 performed by Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGZ. The aircraft had arrived in Muscat as flight PK702 from Manchester.

China Southern Urumqi to Islamabad flight CZ6007 performed by Boeing 737-800 registration B-1237
China Southern Islamabad to Urumqi flight CZ6008 performed by Boeing 737-800 registration B-1237

Air China Beijing to Karachi via Islamabad flight CA945 performed by Airbus A330-200 registration B-6505

Karachi

Air China Beijing to Karachi via Islamabad flight CA945 performed by Airbus A330-200 registration B-6505

Emirates Karachi to Dubai flight EK607 performed by Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ENB

Qatar Airways Karachi to Doha flight QR605 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALS
Qatar Airways Karachi to Doha flight QR611 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALT

PIA Karachi to Bishkek flight PK9253 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLY

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Lahore

Emirates Lahore to Dubai flight EK623 performed bu Boeing 777-300ER registration A6-ECZ

Qatar Airways Lahore to Doha flight QR621 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALJ
Qatar Airways Lahore to Doha flight QR629 performed by Airbus A350-941 registration A7-ALV

Gulf Air Lahore to Bahrain flight GF765 peformed by Airbus A321 registration A9C-CB

PIA Lahore to London flight PK757 performed by Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner registration AP-BGY
PIA Lahore to Bishkek flight PK9251 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLY
PIA Bishkek to Lahore flight PK9252 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLY
PIA Bishkek to Lahore flight PK9254 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLY

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Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur to Lahore flight OD131 performed by Boeing 737-9GPER registration 9M-LNK
Malindo Air Lahore to Kuala Lumpur flight OD132 performed by Boeing 737-9GPER registration 9M-LNK

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Peshawar

Qatar Airways Peshawar to Doha flight QR601 performed by Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner registration A7-BBD
Gulf Air Peshawar to Bahrain flight GF787 performed by Airbus A320 registration A9C-AI

PIA Al Ain to Peshawar flight PK9256 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW
PIA Al Ain to Peshawar flight PK9258 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW
PIA Dammam to Peshawar flight PK9246 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BMX
PIA Dammam to Peshawar flight PK9244 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLU

Multan

PIA Dubai to Multan flight PK9222 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA

Faisalabad

PIA Abu Dhabi to Faisalabad flight PK9268 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA
PIA Dubai to Faisalabad flight PK9224 performed by Airbus A320 registration AP-BLU

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Apologies if I've missed this, but this post has so many posts re daily flights that it is easy to miss something re when international operations will resume for non-repatriation flights.

So for example - when will pax be able to travel from Manchester to Isb?

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adamalikhan wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:32 am Apologies if I've missed this, but this post has so many posts re daily flights that it is easy to miss something re when international operations will resume for non-repatriation flights.

So for example - when will pax be able to travel from Manchester to Isb?
Starting today. As of 20th June, CAA has allowed normal international flights to resume.

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issues standard operating procedure (SOP) valid from June 20 to July 31 for international flights operating to & from Pakistan.

http://covid.gov.pk/travel_guidelines/S ... lights.pdf

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