PIA special flight PK8764, carrying 147 passengers, took off from Jeddah for Faisalabad this morning at 1100 hrs. Consul General Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers.
This was the sixth special PIA flight from Jeddah to Pakistan following the suspension of routine international flight operations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. A total of around 1,200 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated from Jeddah region through these six 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.