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PIA Launches Flights To 3rd Destination To UK

Sat Jun 30, 2001 3:42 am

.......LAHORE : Pakistan International Airlines on Thursday operated its first direct flight from Lahore to Birmingham, adding a third major destination to the United Kingdom.

.......The flight-PK 791, A-310 aircraft departed at 0800 hours PST. The flight time to Birmingham is approximately 7-1/2 hours, which will not only facilitate the UK residents and other passengers living in and around Birmingham, but also enhance revenue and ensure sustainable profitability. UK was one of the major hubs in world where PIA operates, said a PIA spokesman here on Thursday.

.......Birmingham is the third destination in UK besides London and Manchester where PIA operates seven flights in a week from Lahore.

.......All the passengers of PK 791 were garlanded by PIA District Manager, Mahmood Talat, Station Manager, Aqil Bin Shareef, and other officials while Captain of the flight PK 791 was presented a bouquet on this occasion.