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PIA arranges four jumbos for Umra Zaireen
Karachi; February 03, 2016
PIA has arranged four Boeing 747 jumbo planes to bring back 2000 stranded Umra zaireen from Jeddah, said PIA's Spokesman in a statement issued here today.
In this regard agreement has been finalized with Saudi Airlines. These four jumbos would fly on 5th February and bring passengers to Karachi and Islamabad, he said.
The spokesman said that on their way back to Saudi Arabia these planes would carry the same number of Zaireen back to Jeddah for umrah. These passengers, having confirmed PIA tickets, are being provided hotel accommodation by PIA at Jeddah as well as at various cities in Pakistan.
As its back up plan, in prevalent situation, PIA is also in final stages of negotiations with Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines to facilitate passengers going to and coming from Europe, America and Canada, he added.