PIA special flight PK 702, carrying 252 passengers, left for Karachi from Jeddah today. Director (Hajj) Sajid Masood Asadi and Consul (Welfare) Majid Memon were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan.
Following the suspension of routine international flight operations due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this was the ninth special PIA flight from Jeddah to Pakistan. A total of around 1,950 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated from Jeddah region through these nine special flights. Similar special PIA flights are also being operated from Riyadh region.
The Embassy of Pakistan at Riyadh and the Consulate General at Jeddah, in close cooperation of PIA, are coordinating arrangements of these special flights in their respective jurisdictions.