Following the UK’s transfer to place Pakistan, together with different international locations on its “pink listing” banning the entry of individuals arriving from these international locations except they’re British or Irish nationals, the Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) had determined to function extra flights for hundreds of migrants staying in Pakistan.
To take these migrants again to UK, the nationwide flag provider has organized three extra flights which that can transport all migrants earlier than April 9.
The ban has been imposed after the sudden rise in covid-19 instances in Pakistan, which additionally led to elevated restrictions within the nation and banning of all weddings, capabilities and huge gatherings throughout main cities of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
On this regard PIA spokesman, Abdullah Hafeez mentioned that two extra flights have been added by the airline to satisfy the demand for flights to the UK earlier than the ban, these two flights are along with the three morning flights. Each flights will take off for Manchester on April 8.
The spokesperson mentioned that the demand may be very excessive, therefore extra flights are chartered. With the addition of two new flights, the variety of extra flights operated by PIA earlier than April Eight has elevated to eight, whereas the whole variety of flights has elevated to 13.
The spokesman mentioned, “As a consequence of European Union sanctions, PIA carried out all operations on chartered plane, as an alternative of utilizing its personal plane. Flight operation is aimed toward repatriating Pakistani and British nationals affected by the ban as quickly as doable”.
As per particulars, the brand new flights will probably be operated in direction of Manchester on April 7 and April 8; in direction of London on April 8.
The PIA officers have requested all passengers to contact the airline workplaces to e book their seats, expressing hope that the demand will probably be met with the brand new flights. For that, the workplaces will stay open 24 hours, to facilitate vacationers calling for reserving or data.