Qatar Airways has officially increased its services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, and now operates a total of 49 weekly flights to four of Pakistan’s major gateways.
Flights to Islamabad have increased from 11 to 14 weekly flights; to Karachi from 10 to 14 weekly flights; to Lahore from 11 to 14 weekly flights; and to Peshawar from five to seven weekly flights, bringing forth a 32 per cent jump in overall flights to the country.
All services will be operated by the Qatari carrier’s Boeing 787 and A350 aircraft.
Thrilled with the news, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “We are excited to increase our services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, offering our passengers travelling to and from Pakistan connectivity to the largest networks in Europe, UK and the US via the Best Airport in the Middle East.
“We remain committed to serving our customers in Pakistan and have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we can operate as many flights as possible, in line with the directions of the Pakistan government. From operating special charter services to a number of commercial flights, we are delighted to now offer a strong schedule of services,” Al Baker concluded.
Those travelling from Pakistan are required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test. Negative test results must be issued within 72 hours prior to departure.