The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), announced on Monday that it would be expanding its flight operations for Skardu, ARY News reported.
Abdullah Khan, the spokesperson for the national flag carrier, said that from next week, PIA would operate 12 flights from Pakistan to Skardu every week.
“The PIA increased flights following strong travel demand to northern areas due to summer vacations and Eid holidays,” the airline spokesperson announced.
The PIA is currently operating direct flights to Skardu from six cities. It is worth mentioning that former prime minister Imran Khan inaugurated the world’s highest-altitude Skardu International Airport last year.
Located at an altitude of over 7,000 feet, Skardu airport is listed among the world’s highest-altitude airports. Its main runway is 12,000-feet long while the second runway 8,500-feet long.