The Pakistan International Airlines has decided to operate another flight to India from this month after an increase in number of passengers travelling between the two countries, officials said today. Earlier, the PIA was operating only one flight a week from Lahore.
"We have decided to operate another flight from Lahore to New Delhi from this month as passenger volume has increased a little," PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar told PTI.
"The second weekly flight (Saturday) for India has been restored after a meeting of the PIA officials. We will operate ATR plane for the second flight as well," Tajwar said.
To a question about any chances to restore Karachi-Mumbai flight operation, he said: "At the moment no deliberations have been made on restoration of this flight operation. Since most passengers are opting for train and road routes for India, only two ATR flights a week from Lahore are economically viable".
The PIA in May last year had suspended Karachi to Mumbai weekly flight and cut one Lahore to Delhi flight, citing low passenger volume.