Before Eid Ul-Azha, PIA, Other Airlines Raised Fares By 100%
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as well as other private airlines have raised the fares by more than 100% ahead of Eid Al-Adha.
As per the sources, before raise, PIA and other airlines were taking Rs7,000 fare from passengers traveling between Karachi to Lahore or Islamabad. But according to them, the fares have now been lifted by 114% for domestic flights.
The one-side fare from Karachi to Lahore has been priced at Rs13,000 whereas flights flying between Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad have been charged Rs25,000.
The lifting in price has been observed after a month when the national flight carrier announced to decrease its fares for domestic flights by 40% on June 12.
The PIA has scheduled special discounted rates for domestic flights during summer vacations, as per a PIA spokesperson.
The national carrier spokesperson stated that reduced fares have been offered by the PIA for flights from Karachi to Islamabad, Peshawar, and Lahore.
The one-side ticket of airlines from Karachi to Lahore, Karachi to Islamabad, and Karachi to Peshawar has been lessened to only Rs6950.
As per the PIA spokesperson, the new fares will be effective immediately.
Previously, a discount for COVID-19 vaccinated citizens had also been announced by the national flight carrier. The notice was for vaccinated passengers aged 50 years and above who will be allowed a 10% discount on fares on domestic flights.
According to the PIA spokesperson, a 10 percent discount in fares will be offered on showing Corona Vaccine Certificate.
As stated by the PIA chief executive officer (CEO) Arshad Malik, the national airline is doing an effort to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
It had become the first airline to fly with all vaccinated cockpit and cabin crew, followed by front line workers to ensure the safety and health of crew and customers. But PIA strictly follows all the prevalent COVID-19 precautionary measures.