PIA introduces connecting flights to 16 Chinese cities
In partnership with Air China, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has initiated a network of connected flights linking Pakistan to 16 captivating cities in China via Beijing. PIA Country Manager, Bilal Afzal, made this exciting announcement during the China International Fair for Trade in Service (CIFTIS) held in Beijing. These alluring Chinese cities include Guangzhou, Wuhan, Urumqi, Shenzhen, Xian, Shenyang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nanjing, Harbin, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Dunhuang, Chengdu, Changchun, and Chongqing.
To showcase its achievements and its role in strengthening people-to-people ties between Pakistan and China, PIA has established a prominent booth at the Pakistan Pavilion within CIFTIS. Afzal also revealed that passengers can conveniently use this service to travel from these 16 Chinese cities to Islamabad.
Presently, PIA operates a weekly flight on the Islamabad-Beijing-Islamabad route, taking place every Sunday, and they are actively working on introducing a new direct flight to further enhance connectivity between the two nations.
Regarding discounts, Afzal mentioned that PIA offers an enticing 20% discount for students, complete with generous baggage allowances of 80 kg for economy class and 100 kg for executive economy, on flights connecting Pakistan and China. These discounts are also available for passengers who opt for online ticket purchases.
Moreover, PIA has extended its discount offerings to cargo services between China and Pakistan, presenting a valuable opportunity for businessmen and traders to benefit. Pakistani professionals and students residing in China have expressed their satisfaction with these discounts, emphasizing the convenience and cost-effectiveness they bring to their travel experience.
Ali Imran, a Pakistani educator based in Hangzhou, lauded the introduction of these connected flights to various destinations in China, highlighting the relief and convenience they offer to passengers traveling between the two friendly nations. Imran also emphasized that the fare discounts and improved cargo services will significantly facilitate Pakistani professionals and students in maintaining more frequent contact with their families.
These enhanced services also include an increase in baggage allowances, further enhancing the overall travel experience between Pakistan and China.