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PIA Starts Flights for Gassim

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PIA is considering to start flights for the Saudi Province of Qassim and in this regard airline's CEO Air Marshal (Retired) Arshad Malik held talks with Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki in Islamabad.

Buraidah is the capital of Qassim Province.

In the past, now defunct privately-owned Pakistani airline Shaheen Air had planned to operate flights between Multan and Qassim.

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Re: PIA Considering to Start Flights for Qassim

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Currently, PIA is operating scheduled passenger flights between Pakistan and Saudi cities of:

Riyadh
Jeddah
Medina
Dammam

In recent times, PIA also showed interest in starting flights for the Saudi city of Ta'if.

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Re: PIA Considering to Start Flights for Qassim

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PIA planning to operate flights for Qassim from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

The airline has prepared plan to operate flights for Qassim where large number of expatriate Pakistanis reside.

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Re: PIA Considering to Start Flights for Qassim

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PIA plan to start three weekly flights between Qassim and Pakistan with Airbus A320 from November 15 subject to authorities' permission.

Qassim will be PIA's fifth destination in Saudi Arabia. PIA already operates flights for Saudi cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam.

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Information on Islamabad Airport website about PIA's cancelled flight PK779 to Gassim/Qassim scheduled to depart from Islamabad at 7:20 PM on November 5 (Thursday).

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Source: islamabadairport.com.pk

Information on Islamabad Airport website about PIA's cancelled flight PK780 from Gassim/Qassim scheduled to arrive in Islamabad at 5:25 AM on November 6 (Friday).

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Source: islamabadairport.com.pk

Information on official PIA website about airline's flights between Islamabad and Gassim/Qassim from November 20 (Friday).

PK9167 from Islamabad to Gassim/Qassim.
PK9168 from Gassim/Qassim to Islamabad.

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Re: PIA Considering to Start Flights for Gassim

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PIA starting once-a-week flight between Multan and Gassim with Airbus A320.

Multan to Gassim flight PK9169 every Wednesday starting from November 18.

Route: Multan to Gassim
Flight Number: PK9169
Day of Operation: Wednesday
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320
Departure from Multan: 9:00 PM
Arrival in Gassim: 12:01 AM

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Gassim to Multan flight PK9170 every Thursday starting from November 19.

Route: Gassim to Multan
Flight Number: PK9170
Day of Operation: Thursday
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320
Departure from Gassim: 1:00 AM
Arrival in Multan: 7:00 AM

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Re: PIA Considering to Start Flights for Gassim

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With Gassim as new destination, PIA will be operating 42 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia.

PIA already operates flights to Saudi cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam.

PIA intends to operates flights for Gassim from Multan and Islamabad also.

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PIA to also operate once-a-week flight between Islamabad and Gassim with Airbus A320 every Friday. Flights expected to start on November 20.

PIA inaugural flight from Multan will receive water cannon salute upon arrival at Gassim airport on November 19.

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PIA announces twice-a-week Gassim/Qassim flights from Multan and Islamabad starting from November 18.

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BLA is performing airline's inaugural Multan to Al-Qassim/Gassim flight PK9169.

The aircraft departed from Multan at 9:11 PM. The flight was scheduled to depart at 9:00 PM.

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BLA inaugural flight PK9169 from Multan arrived in Al-Qassim/Gassim at 11:35 PM (local time) on November 19. Flight completed in four hours & twenty-four minutes.

The aircraft departed from Multan at 9:11 PM. The flight was scheduled to depart at 9:00 PM.

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BLA inaugural flight from Al-Qassim/Gassim arrived in Multan at 6:38 AM. Flight completed in three hours & seven minutes.

The aircraft had departed from Al-Qassim/Gassim at 1:31 AM. The flight was scheduled to depart at 1:00 AM.

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PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BLA is performing airline's inaugural Islamabad to Al-Qassim/Gassim flight PK9167.

The aircraft departed from Islamabad at 12:09 AM. The flight was scheduled to depart at 12:01 AM.

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Re: PIA Considering to Start Flights for Gassim

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Hi Abbas,

PIA have posted some photos for the flights on facebook from Islamabad and Multan.
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^ thank you Baber for the info.

PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BLA inaugural flight PK9167 from Islamabad arrived in Al-Qassim/Gassim at 2:46 AM. Flight completed in four hours & thirty-seven minutes.

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Source: flightradar24.com

PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BLA inaugural flight PK9168 from Al-Qassim/Gassim arrived in Islamabad at 9:32 AM. Flight completed in three hours & twenty-three minutes.

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PIA Multan to Al-Qassim/Gassim inaugural flight PK9169 carried ninety-six passengers. The aircraft received water cannon salute at Gassim Airport, according to newspaper reports.

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