PIA - Pakistan International Airlines has officially confirmed the launch of its first ever nonstop Pakistan-USA flight as the carrier introduces a weekly nonstop flight flown from LHE-Lahore to JFK-New York City. A Boeing 777-200LR will be used for this flight which will be operated on Wednesday. As a result, PIA's JFK flights will be increased to 3 weekly i.e. weekly B 772LR + 2 weekly B 773ER flown from KHI via MAN.
Besides increasing JFK, PIA will also be reinstating its Moscow and Glasgow bound flights from March 30th 08. GLA will be flown nonstop from LHE twice a week using an A 310-300, however one of the flights i.e. on Wednesday will be flying to LYP-Faisalabad from GLA via LHE. As far as SVO-Moscow is concerned, it will also be flown twice a week using an A 310-300 but from KHI via DXB. PIA has full 5th freedom rights on the DXB-SVO-DXB sector.