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PIA resuming UK by charter from mid-August

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Through Hifly, will also codeshare on Turkish Airlines and possibly Pegasus on other UK and EU routes for which its rumoured PIA is to relaunch Istanbul after a decade long hiatus,but will use Sabiha Gokcen airport instead.

British Airways have also brought forward Islamabad resumption date to same.

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Hifly Malta A330-300 is being used to Manchester, London Stansted and Birmingham.from Islamabad only.

Also news of BA going daily to ISB from winter, rumored upgauge to A350.

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Only Manchester is being served and that too once a week.

Virgin Atlantic will start flying to Islamabad and Lahore from LHR and MAN effective December.A Titan 757 was chartered to fly Pakistan cricket team to UK from Lahore and back.

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Rumored PIA is to fly to IST in a new deal with Turkish, this however says its with Pegasus to SAW https://epaper.brecorder.com/2020/08/16 ... -news.html

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Hifly is now applying PK code to the flights instead of its own 5k.

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BA to serve Lahore for the first time starting October thrice weekly from LHR, and have gone daily to Islamabad with immediate effect.

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globetrotter wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 13:09 BA to serve Lahore for the first time starting October thrice weekly from LHR, and have gone daily to Islamabad with immediate effect.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/inte ... to-lahore/
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From December BA is adding a second flight to ISB, thrice weekly.

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BA plan to relaunch Karachi from summer, route was suspended 30 years ago.

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globetrotter wrote: 22 Sep 2020, 10:20 From December BA is adding a second flight to ISB, thrice weekly.
Actually was expected to start this month but isn't happening it seems, meanwhile BA will be using 777-200ER to ISB for most of October.

Hifly flights to/from ISB-MAN are now operating once every two weeks.

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Virgin operated a crew positioning/cargo flight to Lahore today with 787.

In the past VS A340-300 had visited LHE as a diversion from Delhi in 2005, the same year a 747-400 flew earthquake relief supplies to Islamabad and few years later an A340-600 diverted to Karachi while heading to Delhi.

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Hi Fly has stopped doing charters for PIA, non-payment related, so Jordan Aviation will operate UK route from 22 Sep onwards, with A330-200.

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PIA charters are serving all three UK routes as well as Paris now, so Birmingham is back which was removed from bookings some months ago, through Hifly they were doing MAN, CDG only, and rarely LHR service.

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Barcelona to be served by charter, date not announced.

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