PIA special flight PK8792, carrying 255 passengers, left for Islamabad from Jeddah this morning at 0930 hrs. Consul General Khalid Majid and Deputy Consul General Shaiq Ahmed Bhutto were present at Jeddah International Airport to bid farewell to the passengers.
Following the suspension of routine international flight operations due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this was the seventh special PIA flight from Jeddah to Pakistan. A total of around 1,450 Pakistanis have so far been repatriated from Jeddah region through these seven 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.