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Dubai to Skardu Regular Flights Begin

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will run these flights, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The first flight will depart from Skardu to Dubai on April 29 and arrive on May 4. After reaching a significant milestone last year, when 11 flights were performed between Skardu and Dubai on various occasions, the decision was made to begin operating regular weekly flights.

The weekly flight schedule of Pakistan Airlines is accessible on its official website and provides information on the commencement of a direct route to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Flight PK-211 will depart from Skardu Airport on Mondays at 3:40 PM and land at Dubai International Airport starting on April 29. The return flight, PK-234, will start leaving Dubai for Skardu every Friday at 4:25 AM, starting on May 3.

With 80 passengers, the airline launched its maiden international trip from Dubai to Skardu on August 14, 2018, creating a new route across the picturesque region.

In addition to the Skardu-Dubai route, PIA will begin summer season flights between Lahore and Gilgit on April 22 to assist with the growing number of visitors to Gilgit-Baltistan. The ATR 42-500 turboprop aircraft will be used for these trips, which will take place twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.

The chief commercial officer of PIA, Nausherwan Adil, met with the GB Minister of Planning and Development, Raja Nasir Ali Khan, to talk about ways to improve aviation connectivity and boost tourism.

The minister told Dawn that they had decided to start direct special flights for pilgrims from Skardu to Najaf and Damascus, as well as to enhance the frequency of flights from Dubai to Skardu.

He said that at the discussion, they also spoke about starting direct flights from Skardu airport for the Hajj and Umrah, which would help the locals and boost foreign visitors, both of which would strengthen the local economy.

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