Al Ain International Airport (AAN) – owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports – welcomed Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) inaugural flight from Peshawar International Airport on Friday (22 February).
PIA commenced bi-weekly flights on Fridays and Sundays connecting Al Ain with Peshawar, Pakistan. Al Ain is Abu Dhabi Airports’ second largest airport.
The airline is operating the route using its Airbus A320-200 aircraft On Fridays and Sundays.
Abu Dhabi Airports chief eommercial officer, Maarten De Groof said: “Pakistan has always been one of our largest and most significant areas of operations, and we are pleased to welcome these new bi-weekly flights carrying passengers to and from Al Ain and Peshawar.”
“This new addition further expands the network of Al Ain International Airport, providing our passengers with enhanced services and connectivity. We look forward to continuing to build new partnerships to meet the market’s growing demand,” added De Groof.
PIA’s president and chief executive officer, Arshad Malik said PIA is in process of transformation and is “striving to provide best in class services to passengers” while Al-Ain is a strong market and there was a “persistent demand” by the local Pakistani diaspora to start direct flights between Al-Ain and Peshawar.
“PIA is expanding its network and very soon new exciting destinations and additional frequencies on existing routes would be introduced further consolidating our network,” added Malik.