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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

There have been reports in the local news (PTV) that PIA will be commencing services to Kabul using the F-27.


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Does anyone know from which point in Pakistan these flights will be commencing ?

Great to see PIA fly to Afghanistan after so many years.

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Yes its confirmed, I heard it on the news too, I think the service is from Peshawar, PIA have returned to the market after twenty one years, they flew there till 1981, the route was axed amid suspicion that the Afghan govt. was involved in backing the hijackers of a PIA B720 in March 1981, operating a domestic leg from Karachi to Peshawar, one passenger was killed in Kabul, the aircraft later was flown to Damascus, drama lasted two weeks and at one time was recorded in Guniess book of world records as the longest ever.


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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Just been informed by a reliable source that PIA will be utilising the A300 to Kabul alongside the F-27s.


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 958 times:

PIA have set aside two A300 to ferry the Afghan Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, first flight was operated yesterday and carried 270 people who had been stranded at Kabul airport for three days, the flights will operate Islamabad-Kabul-Islamabad-Jeddah the stop at ISB will be for refuelling only, the service is a goodwill gesture and the aircraft have not been chartered or leased by Afghanistan or Ariana.

PIA's F27 service to Kabul is also chartered at present and operates from Islamabad catering mainly to NGO/aid agency personnel other then the U.N.



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 928 times:

Talks are being held with the Afghan govt. to start regular scheduled services on Kabul-Peshawar route. Also news of Ariana planning to fly to Pakistan soon.


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6208 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Airmale did you find out what equipment is SV using to carry pilgrims from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia.
Chepos



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 885 times:

No Chepos, some members here have said they used their own 747s but didnt know the exact type, others have claimed they chartered A300s from a Turkish carrier. Im still searching the web for details.


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