Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
Probably their first new destination with an Airbus in a long time, also their fourth destination in Pakistan, capital of North West Frontier Province(NWFP, debate on to change name to something local, all sorts of weird suggestions have been put forward including the name of a deceased political figure), bordering Afghanistan, service is thrice weekly, twice from Jeddah once from Riyadh, nonstop.
SV also serve Karachi capital of province of Sindh with a 777-200(A300 previously), Lahore capital of province of Punjab with a 747-300(A300 previously) and Islamabad which is also in Punjab with 747-100 & 300.
Karachi is one of the few cities in the world connected directly to the Holy City of Madinah by the airline.
Their Islamabad service also caters to Chinese Muslims from neighbouring Xinjaing province.