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PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:36 pm

President & CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik said very soon PIA will also launch flights to Europe from Sialkot.

Source: PIA Press Release
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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Europe

Post by BJ911 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:36 pm
President & CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik said very soon PIA will also launch flights to Europe from Sialkot.

Source: PIA Press Release
Possible route is :

Sialkot to Oslo/Copenhagen
Sialkot to Milan/Barcelona
served by once a week Boeing 777 aircraft. There is considerable community in scandanavia along with italy and Spain hailing from sialkot and adjacent areas.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Europe

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 pm

The non-stop flight can also help Sialkot exports to Europe and increase PIA Cargo revenue.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Europe

Post by alimirfin » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:44 pm

Good news but they way PIA is being run at the moment i'm not sure if me or any of those I know in Finland, Sweden, Norway would ever fly with them. We can't book Oslo~Pakistan flights online bcoz the PIA dont allow it online. They want us to book through local travel agents in Oslo and the reason might be some financial benefits ofcourse. Thats a kind of monopoly and when passengers have choice then it will not work like that. In emergency cases or if the tickets are very cheap and someone is ready for a new adventure then it might work... :thumbs_up:

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Europe

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:39 pm

PIA plans more flights to Europe from Sialkot

Flight for Oslo, Copenhagen, Milan and Barcelona being planned

11/23/2018

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PIA will soon launch direct flight operations from Sialkot International Airport for different European destinations, including Norwegian and Danish capitals Oslo and Copenhagen as well as Italian city Milan and Spain's Barcelona.

A senior airline of official working at Sialkot International Airport told DAWN the PIA Chairman Air Marshal Arshad Malik had announced starting the flights for these destinations. He said hopefully the flights for Oslo and Milan would start by January next year.

He said the flight for Oslo would also operate up to Copenhagen whereas the flight for Milan would also operate up to Barcelona.

He said since an overwhelming number of expatriates settled in aforementioned countries belonged to Gujrat, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin and Kharian, Sialkot International Airport location would reduce their byroad travel time.

'A Boeing 777 will carry passengers for these European destinations once a week from Sialkot and the non-stop flight may also help boost exports from Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala', he said.

Source: DAWN
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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Europe

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:21 pm

PIA is planning to start flights between Sialkot and Barcelona.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Barcelona

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:30 pm

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Seems PIA is going to start once-a-week flight PK-770 between Sialkot and Barcelona from January 20, 2019.

Route: Sialkot to Barcelona
Flight Number: PK-770
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777
Day of Operation: Sunday
Departure from Sialkot: 2:25 PM
Arrival in Barcelona: 10:50 PM

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Barcelona

Post by BJ911 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:40 am

Abbas Ali wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:30 pm
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Seems PIA is going to start once-a-week flight PK-770 between Sialkot and Barcelona from January 20, 2019.

Route: Sialkot to Barcelona
Flight Number: PK-770
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777
Day of Operation: Sunday
Departure from Sialkot: 2:25 PM
Arrival in Barcelona: 10:50 PM

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Flight route will be Oneway {Sialkot-Paris-Barcelona-Islamabad}. it seems return flight from Europe to SKT will not be operated.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:35 pm

Pakistan International Airlines from late-January 2019 is offering new European routing for service to Barcelona and Paris CDG, on board 777-200ER.

Islamabad – Paris CDG – Barcelona – Sialkot eff 19JAN19 1 weekly 777-200ER
PK719 ISB1505 – 1925CDG2100 – 2255BCN 772 6
PK720 CDG2100 – 2255BCN0025+1 – 1245+1SKT 772 6

Sialkot – Paris CDG – Barcelona – Islamabad eff 20JAN19 1 weekly 777-200ER
PK769 SKT1425 – 1915CDG2100 – 2250BCN 772 7
PK770 CDG2100 – 2250BCN0010+1 – 1135+1ISB 772 7

The airline will also operate 1 weekly (PK733/734) Lahore – Milan Malpensa – Paris CDG – Lahore with 777-200ER, replacing Lahore – Paris CDG – Barcelona – Lahore routing from 15JAN19.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2019/

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by uzkt01 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:02 pm

I dont understand how PIA intends to make money with once a week flights. How can once a week service recover the costs related to airport, crew etc.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by alimirfin » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:06 pm

They are may be just going to test how it works and then increase the number of weekly flights.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:04 pm

Paris to Sialkot via Barcelona flight starting from January 19.

Route: Paris-Barcelona-Sialkot
Flight Number: PK-720
Day of Operation: Saturday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777
Departure from Paris: 9:00 PM
Arrival in Barcelona: 10:55 PM
Departure from Barcelona: 12:25 AM
Arrival in Sialkot: 12:05 PM

Note: The aircraft arrives in Paris at 7:25 PM as flight PK-719 from Islamabad from where it departs at 3:05 PM on Saturday.

Sialkot to Barcelona via Paris flight starting from January 20.

Route: Sialkot-Paris-Barcelona
Flight Number: PK-769/770
Day of Operation: Sunday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777
Departure from Sialkot: 2:45 PM
Arrival in Paris: 7:15 PM
Departure from Paris: 9:00 PM (as flight PK-770)
Arrival in Barcelona: 10:50 PM

Note: From Barcelona the aircraft departs at 12:10 AM as flight PK-770 to Islamabad where it arrives at 11:35 AM on Monday.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by BJ911 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:38 pm

Boeing 777-200ER (AP-BHX) is going to perform innaugral flight PK 720 from Paris to Sialkot via Barcelona. Aircraft is currently flying from islamabad to paris as PK-719 from where it will airborne as new flight to Sialkot.

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Re: PIA to Start Flights from Sialkot to Paris & Barcelona

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:07 am

PIA Boeing 777-200ER (aircraft registration AP-BHX) airborne as airline's new Paris to Sialkot via Barcelona flight PK-720.

The historic flight becomes the first to establish direct air link between Sialkot and Europe.

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Information about flight PK-720 on Sialkot International Airport website.

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Information about January 20 Sialkot to Barcelona via Paris flight PK-769/770 on Sialkot International Airport website.

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