Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) increased its revenue by more than Rs 2 billion after collaborating with Turkish Airlines. This collaboration began cooperative flights to Turkey from Pakistan’s Lahore and Islamabad airports.
According to PIA, 38,000 tickets for the Lahore/Islamabad to Istanbul route were sold in just one month.
According to data, over 38,000 tickets have been sold since PIA and Turkish Airlines began working together. The majority of them are round-trip tickets from Pakistan’s Lahore and Islamabad airports to Istanbul’s airport. This massive surge of ticket sales enabled PIA to increase revenue by Rs 2 billion in a short period of time.
The first of these flights, in collaboration with Turkish Airlines, took out on November 15 of this year. The revenue increase is undeniably significant after 34 days. Currently, PIA operates six weekly flights from Islamabad and Lahore to Istanbul.
Along with increased revenue, PIA is now lowering the cost of flights to the north. This is done to boost local tourism throughout the winter.
Khawaja Saad Rafique, Federal Aviation Minister, has decided to grant incentives to encourage tourism in northern regions. Minister Saad took this decision at a high-level discussion with the Aviation Ministry and senior Pakistan International Airlines workers.
Aviation Minister Saad issued the PIA Chiefs the following instructions after announcing discounted flight schedules for Skardu, Gilgit, and Chitral: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Domestic travel and flying schedule concerns were also addressed. The Aviation Minister directed PIA workers to improve flight schedules between Lahore, Karachi, and Skardu in order to boost domestic traffic.