Emirates airlines has announced operational adjustments for 2019 resulting in a drastic cut in flights to Pakistan. The change of schedule is to meet global demands for travelers for the year.

Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway will be closing down between April-May, resulting in flights to Pakistan being drastically cut to almost half.

Additionally, there is also a shortage of pilots due to current economic conditions, resulting in Emirates and other airlines being forced to review operations.

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Reportedly, the following schedule for Emirates will apply for all operations across Pakistan:

  • Dubai-Sialkot: Emirates has also suspended its daily service for the city- Flydubai will continue services
  • Dubai-Peshawar flights will be reduced to 3 per week from 5
  • Dubai-Multan: Flydubai will serve the destination as present
  • Dubai-Lahore flights will be cut down to 9 from 10 in a week
  • Dubai-Karachi flights will be reduced from 35 to 23 per week
  • Dubai-Islamabad Flights will be cut to 7 per week from 11

Flydubai to become Operational in Pakistan

Emirati Airline Flydubai is going to become operational in Pakistan out of Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport. The change of the airport is due to the closure of the southern runway refurbishment project at Dubai International Airport from 16 April 2019 to 30 May 2019.

The airline stated that Flydubai flights to and from Dubai including flights to Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, and Sialkot will take off and land at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Source: Pakistan Aviation

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