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PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:55 pm

Seems PIA is planning to start flights between Karachi and Najaf.

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by shamxa » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:25 pm

A bit late given the Airport seems to be in peak use during the Arba'een processions which have recently passed.

Nevertheless I doubt this is a link which will go unappreciated, hopefully it's use will also reflect that.

Is it me, or is PIA recently on a run with announcing new flights lately?

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Areeb » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:22 pm

What Happens About Najaf Route?

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:00 pm

PIA is planning to start flights for Najaf, according to August 5 newspaper report.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1474240/ex ... ft-fleets/

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:31 am

PIA planning to operate thrice-a-week Airbus A320 flights between Karachi and Najaf.

Route: Karachi to Najaf
Flight Number: PK-219
Days of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320
Departure from Karachi: 9:20 PM
Arrival at Najaf: 11:40 PM

Route: Najaf to Karachi
Flight Number: PK-220
Days of Operation: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320
Departure from Najaf: 12:40 AM
Arrival at Karachi: 6:00 AM

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-in-3q17/

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:06 pm

PIA flight PK-219 to Najaf expected to depart from Karachi Airport at 9:20 PM on August 19, according to information on Karachi Airport website.

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by A310 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:19 pm

Flights to BKK also starting from 7th Sep from home base KHI. PK890.

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:41 pm

Today's PIA Karachi to Najaf flight PK-219 has been cancelled, according to information on Karachi Airport website.

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:47 pm

PIA thrice-a-week flights from Karachi to Najaf starting from September 14.



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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:00 pm

PIA to Commence Three Weekly Flights To Najaf from 14th September

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CEO PIA, Nayyar Hayat along with senior airline officials at PIA Head Office on the occasion of soft launch of PIA’s flights to Najaf commencing from 14th September 2017

Karachi, August 24, 2017:
PIA becomes the first Pakistani airline to commence three weekly flights from Karachi to Najaf, Iraq, from 14th September 2017. The soft launch of flight was held at PIA Head Office on the finalization of flight operations. The tickets are available for sale effective from Thursday 24 August 2017. PIA will provide through check-in for passengers traveling from major cities of Pakistan.

CEO PIA, Nayyar Hayat while sharing his views on the commencement of flights to Najaf said that it is yet another first in the long list of achievements. He said that the concept is to provide convenient, seamless connection - through check-in from the major cities of Pakistan for Najaf flights from Karachi of course on competitive fares. Passengers, who used to travel through other means with long wait for connections will now be able to fly PIA with through check-in facility.

Mr. Hayat said that PIA aims to improve its service standards based on customers’ and travel agents feedback so that the service gaps must be filled while incorporating the availability and demand factors. He congratulated PIA Marketing and Passenger Handling departments in particular, Mr. Tahir Niaz, Senior General Manager Marketing for the efforts made in making it possible. “With the induction of more aircraft in PIA fleet, we plan to add more destinations to our network”, he said.

Chief Commercial Officer PIA, Bilal Munir Sheikh said that PIA will make all out efforts to provide best services to its passengers and was pleased to see that the Marketing department of the airline has finalized the launch of flights to Najaf.

PIA will initially operate three flights a week from Karachi to Najaf providing connections from major cities of Pakistan with convenient timings. Passengers will now be able to travel from their respective cities without the hassle of long waits and will get their luggage at their final destination.

Source: PIA Press Release (August 24, 2017)
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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:46 am

PIA advertisement in August 27 newspaper:

Now taking you to the Holy City of Najaf

Starting from 14th September, 2017

Weekly 3 non-stop flights from Karachi

(Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)

With convenient connections from Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta & other cities of Pakistan*

*Terms & conditions apply.

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:04 pm

PIA Najaf to Karachi flights advertisement apparently designed for publication in Iraqi newspapers, magazines etc.



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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:35 pm

PIA Airbus A320-200 (AP-BLW) is performing airline's inaugural flight PK-219 from Karachi to Najaf.

The A320 departed from Karachi at 9:33 PM.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk219

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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:39 pm

PIA Commences Three Weekly Flights to Najaf

Karachi, September 14, 2017:
PIA commences flight operations to Najaf, Iraq. The first flight to Najaf PK-219 took off from Jinnah International Airport - Karachi on Thursday evening, making PIA the first Pakistani airline to have direct three weekly flights to Iraq from Karachi. These flights will provide convenient connectivity with through check-in for passengers traveling from major cities of Pakistan.

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CEO PIA, Musharraf Rasool Cyan along with senior officials of the airline greeted the passengers before departure of the flight at Jinnah International Airport - Karachi. Sharing his views on the occasion, he said that the commencement of flights to Najaf fulfills the long standing demand of Pakistani citizens; the concept is to provide convenient and seamless connections with through check-in from the major cities of Pakistan for onward flight to Najaf while offering passengers competitive fares.

We are pleased to see that the flight loads have picked up tremendously for the flights to Najaf and we aim to provide best services to our passengers. While speaking with passengers Musharraf Rasool Cyan requested them to share their feedback so that PIA may use it to implement the airline’s goal of offering superior services to its valuable customers.

PIA will operate three weekly flights from Karachi to Najaf every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with connections from major cities of Pakistan at convenient timings.

Source: PIA Press Release (September 14, 2017)
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Re: PIA Planning to Start Flights Between Karachi and Najaf

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:52 pm

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The inaugural flight carried more than 100 passengers, according to DAWN News channel.

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