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LAHORE: Pakistan International Airlines CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has said that flights to Turkey are being planned while flights to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and the Saudi city of Abaha are also under consideration. He expressed these views while addressing a meeting with the travel agents of Lahore region here on Friday. PIA Chief Commercial Officer Ali Tahir Qasim and District Manager Lahore Abdul Muqaddam Khan and marketing officials of Lahore region were also present at the meeting.

The Malik further requested the travel agents to extend their unconditional support to the national flag carrier for its betterment and revival. "Closer liaison between travel agents and PIA staff will further improve not only the performance and revenue of PIA, but also make our travel trade partners financially stronger.

Travel agents are our business partners and this strong partnership is in the interest of the national flag carrier as well as their own business interests," he added. He also said that the PIA officers have full authority to make decisions on commercial basis. He also assured them of giving due considerations to their suggestions. On the occasion, the travel agents expressed their support to the national carrier and gave their suggestions to improve the performance of the PIA.

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