Pakistan International Airlines operates first chartered commercial flight to Afghanistan

In an unprecedented development, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday operated its first commercial flight to Kabul, Afghanistan, since the Taliban took over the country last month. This operation is very important for the PIA and the entire world, Arshad Malik, Chief Operating Officer, PIA said in a statement, “Hopefully we will be able to resume a full-fledged operation soon.”

The airline’s spokesperson, Abdullah H. Khan said, as a commercial flight chartered by the World Bank from Islamabad, Pakistan with Boeing 777 flight number PK 6429, the aircraft carrying bank officials and journalists returned later. Islamabad.

This was the first Pakistan International Airlines flight to land in Kabul after the withdrawal of foreign troops and mass evacuation of people from Afghanistan on 31 August. “It was a special chartered commercial flight,” Khan told Reuters. “We also accommodated other individuals who wanted to leave Afghanistan because we had space on the plane.”

Qatar Airways operated a chartered flight from Kabul to Doha on 9 September carrying about 113 people on board.


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