According to PIA, the company sold around 38,000 tickets for the Lahore/Islamabad to Istanbul route in just one month.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased by over Rs 2 billion in revenue after its partnership with Turkish Airlines. This partnership began collaborative flight operations from Pakistan’s Lahore and Islamabad airports to Turkey.
Details Show that over 38,000 tickets have been sold since PIA and Turkish Airlines entered their collaboration. Most of them are round-trip tickets from the airports in Pakistan’s Lahore and Islamabad to the airport in Istanbul. This immense number of ticket sales was what made it possible for PIA to increase revenue by Rs 2 billion in a relatively short period of time.
This series of flights in collaboration with Turkish Airlines first began on 15th November this year. Adding up to a total of 34 days, the revenue increase is definitely commendable. PIA is currently operating about six flights from Islamabad and Lahore to Istanbul.
In addition to an increase in revenue, PIA is now beginning to reduce the price of flights to the north. This is done In order to increase local tourism during the winter.
Federal Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique decided to offer incentives to boost tourism in northern regions. During a high-level discussion between the Aviation Ministry and senior Pakistan International Airlines employees, Minister Saad made this decision.
Announcing discounted flight schedules for Skardu, Gilgit, and Chitral, Aviation Minister Saad gave the PIA Chiefs the following instructions: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Flight scheduling and problems of domestic flights was also a topic of discussion. To improve the domestic flight experience, the Aviation Minister ordered PIA officials to improve the flight schedules between Lahore, Karachi, and Skardu.