Pegasus has continued to expand its international network with the launch of a new Karachi route. Flights to the capital city of the Sindh province in Pakistan will commence on September 25th.
At least 73 people are now believed to have died after a train caught fire in Pakistan. The train was travelling from the city of Karachi to Rawalpindi when at least three of the carriages burst into flames.
British Airways has landed in to Islamabad as it begins its first service between the UK and Pakistan in ten years. Crowds greeted the aircraft in Islamabad as both the Union Flag and Pakistan’s national flag were waved from the cockpit roof hatch.
British Airways has today announced that it will fly from Heathrow to Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, from June 2nd next year. The airline stopped flying to the country after the Marriott hotel in the capital, Islamabad, was bombed in 2008, killing more than 50 people.
Shaheen Air will launch European flights next month, with the start of a new service between Manchester Airport and Islamabad in Pakistan. The Pakistani airline will offer three services a week to Benazir Bhutto International Airport from March 15th A330-200 aircraft. The services will operate inbound on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Qatar Airways has launched two new destinations in Pakistan, Sialkot and Faisalabad. The airline has commenced four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already operates dedicated freighter services. At the same time Qatar Airways added Faisalabad to its Pakistan network with three flights a week.
Emirates is making it even more convenient for passengers to connect with Karachi as it launches its sixth daily service to the city from August 1st. The Dubai-based carrier has served Karachi since it was founded in 1985, and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route.