Dubai-based flydubai and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national flag carrier of Pakistan, have signed a new interline agreement which will provide passengers with greater options for travel between Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and onwards to more destinations on the carriers’ combined networks.
The interline agreement will allow PIA to sell seats beyond Dubai to nine destinations on the flydubai network: Almaty, Bahrain, Baku, Baghdad, Istanbul, Kuwait, Mashhad, Moscow and Najaf. flydubai will be able to sell seats on PIA’s flights between Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar connecting in Dubai and anywhere on flydubai’s network.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said:
“We would like to thank the Authorities and PIA for giving us the opportunity to further strengthen travel and trade links between the UAE and Pakistan. Over the years, our two countries have laid strong foundations of mutually beneficial trade relations, friendship and successful cooperation. The new interline will allow more passengers to benefit from easier connections on our established network in the GCC, Central Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, while adding more options to travel to Pakistan with PIA from the UAE and the region.”
Chief Executive Officer Pakistan International Airlines, Air Marshal (R) Arshad Malik, said:
“The pandemic has hit the Commercial Aviation industry the hardest and airlines all over the world are looking at opportunities to cooperate and collaborate in order to mitigate the adverse effects of the global virus. In this perspective, we are pleased to see the commencement of interline cooperation between PIA and flydubai. This is indeed a great opportunity for us to join hands with flydubai, by connecting Pakistan to Dubai and around the globe, and expanding reach to more destinations for convenience of our valued passengers. This interline partnership is a first step to build logical commercial development for both carriers. It will enable both the carriers to cater to the strong customer demand for business and leisure travel between Dubai and Pakistan and beyond by providing our mutual customers a seamless travel experience.
News Source: flydubai Pressroom