As part of the Government of Pakistan’s ongoing international repatriation flights operation, two more PIA special flights departed from Jeddah to Multan today. Flight PK 9736 carrying 140 passengers left Jeddah at 0830 hours while PK 9740 also carrying 140 passengers at 1040 hours.
Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto, Consul Press Muhammad Arshad Munir, and Consul Welfare Majid Memon were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers of both the flights, on behalf of the Consul General of Pakistan.
After suspension of routine international commercial flights due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan started special PIA flights operation to repatriate stranded Pakistanis from different countries including KSA. So far, over 2750 passengers have been repatriated through fourteen special PIA flights from Jeddah region. 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.