RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is expected to get permission in a day or two from Saudi authorities to operate 28 more flights to the Kingdom.

The PIA administration has been seeking permission from the Saudi authorities to operate more flights to the kingdom due to increasing number of passengers intending to travel to Saudi Arabia.

PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said on Friday that since the PIA was granted permission to operate 23 flights to Saudi Arabia on September 15, the booking of seats had been started.

He said the PIA management has been in contact with the Saudi authorities in connection with getting permission to operate more flights.

However, he said, the PIA management had made arrangements to operate flights and booking will be started soon after permission was granted.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2020