In a bid to facilitate passengers prior to the new UK travel restrictions come into effect, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Friday decided to operate additional two-way flights between Pakistan and Britain.
As per details, the national flag carrier has decided to operate four additional two-way flights between Islamabad and Manchester till 7th of April. The additional flights will help people reach their destinations ahead of the new UK travel restrictions come into force. Over 1,400 passengers will travel through the additional flights.
However, a spokesperson for the PIA said that the airlineâ€™s scheduled flight to UK on April 9th and April 11th could not be operated as the country has included Pakistan in its red book.
Earlier today, the United Kingdom (UK) had added more countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh to its red list from April 9 â€“ 2021 in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants internationally.