KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has initiated a plan to operate direct flights from Karachi to Skardu.
PIA Chief Operating Officer Arshad Malik directed sales manager to make arrangements for direct flights between the two cities.
The national carrier will operate Airbus 320 for twice a week between both the southern port city of Karachi and Gilgit-Baltistan’s Skardu city.
It has been decided in case of bad weather the flights will be diverted to Islamabad International Airport.
According to a PIA spokesperson, Gilgit-Baltistan residents in Karachi will especially get facilities to avail the direct flight from Karachi to Skardu.
It is pertinent to note that prior to this facility, one flight per day of one-hour duration only operated between Islamabad and Skardu.