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PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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PIA starting Lahore to Sydney weekly flight on April 1.

Route: Lahore to Sydney
Flight Number: PK9808
Day of Operation: Friday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Lahore: 7:15 PM
Arrival in Sydney: 1:45 PM
Flight Duration: 12 hours & 30 minutes

Route: Sydney to Lahore
Flight Number: PK9809
Day of Operation: Sunday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Sydney: 7:45 PM
Arrival in Lahore: 3:45 AM
Flight Duration: 13 hours

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez on Friday said that the national carrier was upbeat on a positive response from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for allowing PIA to operate direct flights between Pakistan and Australia.

PIA spokesperson said that the airline was expecting a response by the end of March and if CASA allots slots then PIA could start its operations from April 22. PIA would be using its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft for Australia flights.

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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Long layover in SYD for the 77L!

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Abbas Ali wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:32 pm PIA starting Lahore to Sydney weekly flight on April 1.

Route: Lahore to Sydney
Flight Number: PK9808
Day of Operation: Friday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Lahore: 7:15 PM
Arrival in Sydney: 1:45 PM
Flight Duration: 12 hours & 30 minutes

Route: Sydney to Lahore
Flight Number: PK9809
Day of Operation: Sunday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Sydney: 7:45 PM
Arrival in Lahore: 3:45 AM
Flight Duration: 13 hours

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I think departure from Sydney is on Saturday, instead of Sunday, otherwise lay over would be of 30Hour in Sydney instead of 6 hours. Also, B-777 LR are pretty much occupied for PAK-YYZ routes, sparing one is kind of challenging. Other than that, Congratulations PIA to start this route, hope it will soon bump to at least 2x weekly to LHE.
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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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If they can sort out connections within Pakistan from the Lahore end, and sell tickets all around Pakistan through Lahore, this would be some what of an easier and pleasant experience (apart from the Lahore airport experience lol)

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Great news but if they make it twice weekly than it will be more attractive for the passengers.
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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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PIA has plan to start second weekly flight for Sydney from Karachi.

Later, Islamabad also to be linked with Australia by PIA flights.

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good news, another connection in PIA's international network.

btw, how about connecting Auckland in case Pakistanis lives there, a codeshare with Qantas / Air New Zealand on Auckland Sydney route?
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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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Isn't 777-300 ER capable to operate between Lahore and Sydney ? 777 LRs are much occupied on YYZ route.

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft including AP-BMG and AP-BMH also have performed non-stop flights between Pakistan and Canada in the recent past.

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Abbas Ali wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:46 pm PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft including AP-BMG and AP-BMH also have performed non-stop flights between Pakistan and Canada in the recent past.

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I think all of the 777 Aircraft in PIA fleet can do non stop PAK-YYZ-PAK or PAK - SYD- PAK. Aircraft are not the issue, it's the crew, who don't want to operate long haul fights with out crew bunkers. Which only B777 LR have.
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According to news sources, CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik met officials of Australian High Commission in Pakistan to discuss PIA plan to start flights for Australia.

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CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik and Australia's Deputy High Commissioner Joanne Frederiksen meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Initially, PIA will operate once-a-week flight between Lahore and Sydney from April 22 with Boeing 777-200LR Worldiner.

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Planned PIA Lahore-Sydney inaugural flight schedule:

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Route: Lahore to Sydney
Flight Number: PK9806
Day of Operation: Friday (April 22)
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Lahore: 7:15 PM
Arrival in Sydney: 12:45 PM
Flight Duration: 12 hours & 30 minutes

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Route: Sydney to Lahore
Flight Number: PK9807
Day of Operation: Sunday (April 24)
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Sydney: 7:45 PM
Arrival in Lahore: 3:45 AM
Flight Duration: 13 hours

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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PIA still thinks that once a week is a good enough frequency for the 21st century
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Pakistan-1 wrote: Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:55 pm PIA still thinks that once a week is a good enough frequency for the 21st century
Actually, since the pandemic, more airlines are reducing their frequencies due to lesser demand. And in case there are daily flights the equipment is with lesser capacity.

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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13 hours non-stop in a filthy old cabin without any IFE.

Please please think about upgrading the product.........these passengers will not be travelling for free. This is no baqra traffic.

Surely one would think about their aircrafts and passenger comfort before embarking on new route like this.

With the EU ban in place since 2021, I feel PIA had so much time to clean up their product in-house rather than thinking of outsourcing. They could have ripped out the old cabins, clean/wash or replace anything faulty since the aircrafts were grounded anyway. I understand IFE is costly to replace. But is it that costly to clean an old cabin? new seat covers/carpets/toilets etc???

When will PIA's senior management get their heads out of the sand?
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