Monday, January 5, 2009
PIA will be increasing capacity to Dubai from Northern Pakistan effective immediately which will last for the whole of 2009. The main highlights are as follows:
ISB / DXB - 2 weekly A 310s + 3 weekly B 773ERs + 2 weekly B 772ERs.
LHE / DXB - 2 weekly A 310s + 5 weekly B 772ERs.
PEW / DXB - 2 weekly A 310s + 5 weekly B 772ERs.
PIA's Chairman too announced that the airline is seriously looking into launching new flights to Barcelona, Spain to be flown twice a week from Islamabad via Dubai using a B 772ER effective April 2009. PK will have 5th freedom traffic rights on the DXB-BCN-DXB sector.
With the upgraded in flight product especially in business on the Northern Pakistan-DXB high yielding route, PIA should get more premium business especially considering the fact that their J class on the B 777s is better than EK's regional J class product on board the A 332s and B 777s that they use to PAK.