Pakistan International Airlines has officially launched services between Peshawar International Airport and Al Ain International Airport (AAN) (owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports).
The Pakistani airline will now offer twice-weekly flights on Fridays and Sundays.
Enthusing on the good news was chief commercial officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, Maarten De Groof: “Pakistan has always been one of our largest and most significant areas of operations and we are pleased to welcome these new bi-weekly flights carrying passengers to and from Al Ain and Peshawar.”
He continued: “This new addition further expands the network of Al Ain International Airport, providing our passengers with enhanced services and connectivity. We look forward to continuing to build new partnerships to meet the market’s growing demand.”
In celebration of its first flight to AAN, Pakistani International Airlines was welcomed with an honourary guard salute. The new Peshawar-Al Ain service will be operated by an Airbus 320-200 aircraft, which includes eight premium economy seats and 150 economy class seats.
Thrilled with the development was president and CEO, Pakistan International Airlines, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, who said: “PIA is in process of transformation and is striving to provide best in class services to its patron customers. The service elements also include providing convenient connectivity to its passengers and direct flights to cities in Gulf and KSA to all major destinations in Pakistan. Al-Ain is a strong market and there was a persistent demand by the local Pakistani diaspora to start direct flights between Al-Ain and Peshawar.”
“PIA is expanding its network and very soon new exciting destinations and additional frequencies on existing routes would be introduced further consolidating our network,” he concluded.