Both Ambassadors have expressed their keenness and support to have air links between Pakistan and Uzbekistan
KARACHI: Pakistan national carrier, Pakistan International Airline (PIA) will fly from Lahore to Tashkent by the end of March this year and in this connection, the airlines sought formal permission from government.
In this connection, CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik and Chief Commercial Officer, Ali Tahir Qasim and other airline officials met with Ambassador of Uzbekistan in Pakistan Aybek Arif Usmanov and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan Syed Ali Asad Gilani, said a press statement of the airlines here on Thursday.
Both Ambassadors have expressed their keenness and support to have air links between Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has lots of Mosques and shrines; the cities of Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand have a rich culture and history.
PIA is planning to expand its network to destinations in Central Asian Countries and increasing frequency of flights to Afghanistan. The airline plans to operate five flights per week to Kabul from 4th March and will also operate flights to Baku from Lahore from 14th of March. Flights to Tashkent and also Bishkek are part of the airline’s network expansion program.