Pakistan resumes air links with Nepal and Bangladesh
DHAKA: The Pakistan International Airlines resumed service to Bangladesh and Nepal after a two-year ban was lifted on Pakistani flights entering Indian airspace, officials said on Sunday.
The Pakistani state carrier would operate twice a week between Karachi and Dhaka, a civil aviation official said, adding a PIA flight arrived in Dhaka late Saturday. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, however, had been operating twice weekly flights to Karachi during the ban. PIA said it would fly return flights twice a week between Karachi and Kathmandu. One of the first beneficiaries of the renewed service will be Nepal’s Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who will fly PIA on Wednesday to return from a South Asian summit in Islamabad. —AFP