Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resumed weekly services between Islamabad and Beijing following a connectivity-based partnership with Air China.
The first flight left Islamabad as PK854 on August 6 at 1108 local time and landed in Beijing at 1923 local time.
As per The News in Pakistan, this service will operate every Sunday on a once-weekly basis.
PIA’s Islamabad-Beijing Service Part of a Wider Deal with Air China…
The Islamabad-Beijing service with PIA will benefit from additional connectivity options thanks to a partnership with Air China.
These cities include the likes of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changchun, Hangzhou, and Harbin.
The country manager for the airline said that over 200 passengers are traveling on the return flight, which left Beijing for Islamabad.
So whilst the service operates on a once-weekly basis, depending on what the demand patterns going into the future will look like, there is scope to expand this service.
How Is The Airline Performing Currently?
PIA is currently performing strongly, with there being an average of about 82 flights, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by RadarBox.
This represents an increase of 10.81% compared to the same period last year and is only three movements shy of pre-pandemic levels.
What remains clear is that with this gradual recovery from COVID, as well as its EU ban, the airline is doing what it can to get itself up to the top again, and the services between Islamabad and Beijing are reflective of that.
All eyes will be on the carrier moving forward to see where else they go from here.
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