Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson Abdullá Jan said that the reopening of operations depends on “many field factors that still need to be managed”.
Madrid, 13 September (European media).-A plane belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), arrived in Kabul on Monday, with more than a dozen people on board. This is the first time that a commercial flight has taken off from overseas since the partial opening of the airport.
Abdullah Khan, a spokesperson for PIA, stated that the airline was ready and willing to resume commercial flights between Islamabad and Kabul on Saturday. However, he declined to confirm whether the first plane will fly on Monday. Jian said that reopening operations is dependent on “many factors on the ground” that need to be managed.
However, the company’s senior official, Arshad Malik, said the operation was “very important” for Pakistan Airlines and the world. According to Ariane News Chain’s information, he stated that “We hope to fully restart operations as soon as we can.”
With 113 passengers on board, Qatar Airways flew a flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Doha (the capital of Qatar) on September 9. After the withdrawal of foreign troops, the Taliban requested Qatar and Turkey to send a team to assist with the reconstruction of the airport.