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PIA announces special discounts for students

BEIJING: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), on the occasion of International Students Day, has offered a 20 percent special student discount with an 80 kg baggage allowance on flights to China.

The national flag carrier is currently operating a weekly flight on the Islamabad-Beijing-Islamabad route every Sunday. Expressing pleasure over the discount, Ali Imran said that a large number of Pakistani students are studying across China, and they could benefit from the offer during the upcoming winter holidays.

The students could also avail of an increase in baggage allowance during their travels between the two countries. After weeks of fuel issues, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson on November 6 said that the national flag carrier’s flight schedule is fully restored after restoration of fuel supply from Pakistan State Oil (PSO).

The spokesperson said in a statement that not a single flight of PIA from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, or any other airport is canceled today. All flights are on time and as per schedule, the statement added.

The financial crunch and the fuel crisis forced PIA to cancel over 800 flights in three weeks. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suffered a ‘loss’ of Rs10 billion.