PIA resumes Sadpara air safari service
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to resume its air safari service. The national airline announced this in a press release on Monday. All preparations have been made in this regard, he added, adding that the inaugural flight will leave Islamabad on June 12, 2021 for Skardu.
The PIA has named the service ‘Sadpara Air Safari’ in homage to eminent climber Ali Sadpara, who laid down his life along with two international climbers as he struggled to conquer K2 in the winter. Had given
The national airline said the safari flight would operate from New Islamabad Airport every Saturday and pass over snow-capped peaks in the north of the country, including K2 and Nanga Parbat.
Pakistan International Airlines first launched this service in 2018. However, due to operational challenges, it was stopped immediately after launch.
Now that the country’s tourism is on track due to better tourism planning and the improving situation in Corona, the national airline has chosen this opportunity.
Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration (TPRI) license to a new airline, North Air.
The airline will operate flights to Gilgit, Skardu, Chitral and Gwadar. In addition, PIA itself operates 17 weekly flights to Gilgit from across Pakistan.