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PM Sharif Delegation Travels to/from Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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On April 6, a delegation led by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif traveled aboard PIA Lahore to Medina commercial flight PK859 performed by airline's Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BHX.

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PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BHX at Lahore Airport.

The aircraft left Lahore at 2:48 PM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

PIA flight PK859 usually operated from Lahore to Jeddah. Lahore Airport website showing April 6 flight PK859 operated from Lahore to Medina.

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Source: lahoreairport.com.pk

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif interacting with passengers aboard the aircraft.

On April 6, a delegation led by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Medina aboard PIA Boeing 777-200ER (aircraft registration AP-BHX) commercial flight PK859 from Lahore.

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Arrival in Medina.

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Source: flightradar24.com

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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On April 6, PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BHX arrived in Jeddah at 8:05 PM from Medina.

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So, apparently April 6 PIA Lahore to Jeddah flight PK859 was re-routed via Medina. Flight PK859 was scheduled to arrive in Jeddah at 6:20 PM from Lahore.

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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On April 7, PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BHX arrived in Islamabad at 4:51 AM as airline's commercial flight PK842 from Jeddah.

The aircraft departed from Jeddah 10:44 PM on April 6 as flight PK842 to Islamabad. The flight was scheduled to leave Jeddah at 8:20 PM.

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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On April 8, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation arrived in Lahore from Jeddah.

PIA Jeddah to Islamabad commercial flight PK842 re-routed via Lahore performed by airline's Boeing 777-300ER aircraft registration AP-BHV passengers included PM Sharif and his entourage.

On April 8, PIA Boeing 777-300ER aircraft registration AP-BHV left Jeddah at 3:10 PM as flight PK842 to Islamabad via Lahore. The aircraft arrived in Lahore at 9:22 PM.

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Source: lahoreairport.com.pk

PIA flight PK842 from Jeddah via Lahore expected to arrive in Islamabad at 10:54 PM.

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Source: islamabadairport.com.pk

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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On April 8, PIA Boeing 777-300ER aircraft registration AP-BHV arrived in Islamabad at 11:17 PM as flight PK842 from Jeddah re-routed via Lahore.

The aircraft departed from Lahore at 10:42 PM and completed flight to Islamabad in 35 minutes. The aircraft had arrived in Lahore at 9:22 PM and stayed at Lahore Airport for 1 hour & 20 minutes.

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to/from Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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April 8, PIA Boeing 777-300ER (aircraft registration AP-BHV) commercial flight PK842 from Jeddah to Islamabad was diverted to Lahore for disembarkation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation members including Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz, the airline’s spokesperson confirmed to DAWN.

PK842 that was supposed to land in Islamabad at 10:30 PM on April 8 night, was diverted landed in Lahore at 9.25 PM.

PM, CM and other VIPs disembarked at Lahore Airport causing inconvenience to hundreds of other Islamabad-bound passengers.

The commercial flight from Jeddah to Islamabad was carrying 393 passengers including official Pakistani delegation members and their families returning from Saudi Arabia visit.

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Videos circulating on social media showed passengers expressing their anger, but they had no other option but to wait until the VIPs disembarked before continuing their journey to Islamabad.

After offloading about 79 passengers, the flight eventually took off for Islamabad and landed at the Islamabad International Airport at 11.17pm.

When asked whether this was special treatment, the PIA spokesperson said "VIPs were treated like commercial passengers".

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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to/from Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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Once PIA is privatized which airline will fly this type of flight
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Re: PM Sharif Delegation Travels to/from Saudi Arabia by PIA Commercial Flight

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inducedrag wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:28 pm Once PIA is privatized which airline will fly this type of flight
They can always charter.
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