After 22 years, PIA aircraft lands in Damascus




After 22 years, PIA aircraft lands in Damascus






















PIA CEO says resumption of flights is consistent with the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Imran Khan

Web Desk

September 18, 2021

PIA plane touched down at Damascus International Airport on Friday from Karachi. — AFP/File
PIA aircraft touched down at Damascus International Airport on Friday from Karachi. — AFP/File

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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