SIALKOT: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started direct international flights from Sialkot International Airport (SIAL) to Europe.
PIA and SIAL together hosted a launch ceremony at the airport. Minister for Aviation Mian Muhammad Soomro formally inaugurated the airline flight from Sialkot to Europe.
As PIA flight PK-720 carrying 300 passengers from Paris via Barcelona touched down in Sialkot, it was accorded a water cannon salute by aviators and ground staff.
PM Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, SIAL Chairman Nadeem Qureshi, Provincial Minister for Special Education Chaudhry Muhammad Ikhlaq, senior PIA officials and travel industry leaders welcomed the passengers.
Soomro then formally launched PIA’s Europe-bound flights from SIAL, with PK-769 departing for Paris and Barcelona.
PIA official said that the national flag carrier will be running a direct flight between Paris, Barcelona and Sialkot once a week. They said that the number of lights will be increased soon.