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Second PIA flight to India to operate from this month end

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

The International Airlines (PIA) will resume its second flight service from the city to by the end of this month, an airline official said today.

Pakistan's flag carrier had yesterday announced to launch its second flight after it witnessed an increase in the number of passengers travelling between and

"The second flight a week from Lahore to will operate from the last week of this month," PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar said, adding that PIA would be operating the second weekly flight with an ATR plane.

The PIA in May last year had suspended to weekly flight and also cut one Lahore to flight, citing low passenger volume.

The PIA also announced to discontinue its services to the United States from October 31 due to mounting losses.

The airline has been incurring losses of up to 1.25 billion rupees annually due to its flight operations to the US

a concern which prompted the management to discontinue the flights.

The PIA, which had been operating a total of five weekly flights to New York and three other cities of the US since 1961, will enter into a code-sharing agreement with an American airline to carry its passengers to that country.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 20:28 IST