PIA official announced that the national carrier had lowered the cost of overseas flights in accordance with directives from Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.
The spokesman added that PIA reduces fares for a flight to Canada by 8% and that a significant reduction of 15% had been made on Gulf and United Arab Emirates (UAE) routes. “On the special instructions of Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, there has been a significant reduction in domestic fares and PIA has now reduced fares on international routes as well,” the spokesman said.
He said that airfares to Saudi Arabia had dropped by 10%. In addition to the 10 percent discount on economy class flights, Mr. Rafique had also announced a 10 percent discount on PIA airlines’ domestic routes. Following a recent drop in the cost of petroleum goods, the administration made this decision.
The national flag carrier’s internal flights are being offered at a 10 percent discount, according to the aviation minister. In addition to the discount announced for PIA domestic flights, Pakistan Railways economy class prices would also receive the same discount. Additionally, the minister had stated that starting on July 17, 2022, these rulings will be effective for the following 30 days. Private airlines had received directives from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to lower their prices.