PIA celebrates 14 August
PIA first International flight from Dubai to Skardu operated on the Independence Day of Pakistan, celebrations held on board PIA flights and Offices, In-flight entertainment service introduced on A320 aircraft.
PIA flight PK 234 was given a water Canon salute on landing at Skardu Airport being the first International flight ever to Skardu Airport now, Skardu International Airport.
A historic first by PIA providing International connectivity and access to Gilgit, Baltistan. The captain of the flight waved Pakistan Flag from the cockpit of the aircraft upon landing. The passengers of the first flight were welcomed and received by CEO PIA, AVM Amir Hayat and senior officials of PIA and Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan. The passengers were presented with traditional Gilgit Baltistan Caps and gifts.The passengers thanked PIA for operating direct flight from Dubai to Skardu.
PIA is already providing flight connectivity from other major cities of Pakistan and this additional route will greatly facilitate not only International tourists but domestic tourists as well. PIA is now additionally operating once a week flight on the sector Dubai-Skardu- Dubai providing access to the beautiful Skardu city of Gilgit, one of the main tourist destinations of Pakistan.
PIA for the convenience of passengers also introduced in-flight entertainment system on airbus A320 aircraft accesible through android mobile phones and devices and passengers of Domestic flights were offered 14 percent discount as part of Independence Day celebrations.
14 August Celebrations were also held on board PIA aircraft, at airports and PIA offices.
CEO PIA, AVM Amir Hayat also celebrated Independence Day with airline employees at PIA office Islamabad. PIA Chief Operating Officer, Amanullah Qureshi hoisted the National Flag at a Ceremony held at Karachi. Flag hoisting ceremonies were also held at other other cities of Pakistan, Cakes were also cut and distributed throughout the network.