PIA becomes the first airline to fly to New Islamabad International Airport

Karachi, April 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): The first successful test flight of PIA PK 9001 along with crew and technical staff took off from Benazir Bhutto International Airport at 13:04 hours on Saturday and landed at New Islamabad International airport at 13:29 hours. The historic flight was flown by Captain Maqsood Bijarani along with Chief Engineer Farhan Mir, making PIA the first airline, bearing the National Flag to land and take-off from the newly constructed airport.

President and CEO PIA, Musharraf Rasool Cyan congratulated PIA Employees including PIA Pilots, Engineers, Cabin Crew for the successful landing and take- off from the new airport. In his message he also appreciated the cooperation and support of PIA families who made it possible. He said that the new airport will greatly facilitate not only PIA but other airlines and passengers which will definitely be a significant boost to aviation industry in the country. The first trial flight was entirely handled by PIA personnel including the ground handling at the airport after landing and take-off.

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