gf-a330
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PIA To Afghanistan

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:15 am

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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RE: PIA To Afghanistan

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:30 am

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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RE: PIA To Afghanistan

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:45 am

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


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RE: PIA To Afghanistan

Mon Feb 18, 2002 8:25 pm

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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RE: PIA To Afghanistan

Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:09 pm

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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RE: PIA To Afghanistan

Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:10 pm

Airmale did you find out what equipment is SV using to carry pilgrims from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia.
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RE: PIA To Afghanistan

Fri Mar 01, 2002 6:53 am

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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