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PIA flights from Kabul to Islamabad to restart

Kabul, Oct 16 (UNI) Afghanistan’s ministry of transport and civil aviation said that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Afghanistan’s Kam Air and Ariana Airlines will resume their normal fights from Kabul to Islamabad.

According to Khaama News, the decision was made after the acting Afghan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation met with Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul and the authorities of the three Airlines. The trilateral meeting was held on Friday, October 15 in Kabul.
The decision came after PIA suspended its flights from Kabul following Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Administration warning of a ban if the airlines do not reduce fares.
Till recently, PIA was charging upto $2500 for each ticket from Kabul to Islamabad, where once it cost $150-$200.
According to Khaama News, at the meeting a unanimous decision was taken to reduce the prices of tickets, and a trilateral technical team will be established by the Airlines to do so.
Pakistan has closed all its land borders with Afghanistan that has put tens of thousands of Afghans attempting to enter the country in jeopardy. The closure of crossing points has also led to the rotting of tens of tonnes of pomegranate fruit and Afghan traders have suffered heavy financial losses.


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