PAKISTAN International Airlines (PIA) has launched a new service to Peshawar offering Europe’s only direct scheduled air link with Pakistan’s historic city.
The airline will fly once a week to Peshawar departing Birmingham every Wednesday using an Airbus A310 aircraft with a capacity of 190 passengers. The service will provide an important link for the Pakistani community living in the UK as well as offering a range of tourism opportunities to this fascinating city, which lies at the edge of the historic Khyber Pass.
“We are delighted that PIA has chosen to launch its first European service to Peshawar from Birmingham. This is another exciting addition to our expanding network and will be welcomed by many. It further confirms our status as the Midlands’ premier gateway to the Indian sub-continent and offers travellers in the region and beyond even greater choice,” said Richard Heard, managing director, Birmingham international airport.
Wardag, manager (Birmingham), PIA, said the new direct service from Birmingham would make Peshawar far more accessible for British travellers and members of the Pakistani community living in the UK.
PIA currently offers four flights a week to Islamabad. In 2003 the airline carried more than 65,000 passengers from BIA. The weekly flight to Peshawar will commence and conclude in Lahore.
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