PIA CEO says resumption of flights is consistent with the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Imran Khan
September 18, 2021
Pakistan International Airline (PIA) CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik Saturday stated a aircraft landed at Damascus International Airport after a hiatus of 22 years.
Taking to his official Twitter deal with, the CEO tweeted: “Alhamdolillah, after 22 years, PIA landed in #Damascus, with #pilgrims”.
Malik stated that the resumption of air hyperlink between the 2 international locations “aims to promote religious tourism [and] restore relations with Syria”.
He additional added that the event “[is] consistent with the imaginative and prescient of @ImranKhanPTI [and] @GovtofPakistan.”
He additionally appreciated the efforts of his crew, saying: “Salute to Ambassador Air [Marshal] Saeed M Khan for his great support. Long live PIA.”
According to Gulf News, the PIA aircraft touched down at Damascus International Airport on Friday from Karachi.
The flight carried nearly 300 passengers together with Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan.
Speaking on the event, Syrian Transport Minister Zouheir Khzeim stated: “The flight is the first after a 20-year hiatus, describing it as an important step for developing economic links between his country and Pakistan.”
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