Pakistan mulls direct flights between Islamabad and Frankfurt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that we are considering the direct flight operation between Islamabad and Frankfurt.

In a meeting with Pakistan’s new Ambassador to Germany Dr Mohammad Faisal in Islamabad on Tuesday, the minister said that there is a need for increasing the flight operation between Pakistan and Germany.

The minister also mentioned that few routes were cut down due to fewer aircrafts but now under the new ‘Aviation Policy’, five new aeroplanes were being added to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) fleet in 2020. He was of the view that the addition of new airplanes would improve the working and flight operation of PIA in Germany.

Dr Mohammad Faisal mentioned that 150,000 Pakistanis reside in Germany, and added that the resumption of flight operation of Lufthansa will also be helpful in generating Pakistan’s positive image.

The ambassador also called on the Secretary Aviation Hassan Nasir Jamy and discussed avenues of increasing flight operation between Pakistan and Germany.

The Senior Joint Secretary Abdul Sattar Khokar was also present in the meeting.

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