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After Etihad, Qatar Airways ramps up flight operations for Pakistan

  • The airline now operates 49 weekly flights to four gateways in Pakistan i.e. Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar with its Boeing 787 and A350 aircraft.
12 Aug 2020

After Etihad, Qatar Airways has announced to ramp up its flight services in Pakistan, amid the decline in coronavirus cases in the country.

The airline now operates 49 weekly flights to four gateways in Pakistan i.e. Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar with its Boeing 787 and A350 aircraft.

As per details, flights to Islamabad have increased from 11 to 14 weekly flights, to Karachi from 10 to 14 weekly flights, to Lahore from 11 to 14 weekly flights, and to Peshawar from five to seven weekly flights.

The airline has effectively increased its flights to Pakistan by 32pc so that they are now in line with operation levels before the COVID-19 crisis started.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive,   Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to increase our services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar, offering our passengers travelling to and from Pakistan connectivity to the largest networks in Europe, UK and the US via the Best Airport in the Middle East.

“We remain committed to serving our customers in Pakistan and have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we can operate as many flights as possible, in line with the directions of the Pakistan government,” he added.

To ensure a safe travel experience, passengers from Pakistan are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test. Passengers will need to present a negative test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure when checking in. Children below the age of 12 years are exempted from this test if accompanied by family members.