Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has unveiled its debut non-stop flight route, linking Dubai to Skardu. You can expect a picturesque city nestled in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region. The inaugural flight took off on Monday, August 14, 2023, coinciding with the Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan.
PIA Launches Debut Direct Flights To Dubai From Skardu
Pic Creds: Canva Stock ImagesOperating once a week, every Saturday, the novel flight route spans approximately four and a half hours. PIA’s operations are anchored at Terminal One within Dubai International Airport (DXB), with fares commencing at Dhs1,175(approx) for one-way travel.
Abdullah Hafeez Khan, the spokesperson for PIA, accentuated the flight’s launch as a catalyst for bolstering tourism and trade ties between the two nations. Khan highlighted Skardu’s latent potential to evolve into a pivotal tourism hub in the region to Khaleej Times.
In tandem, PIA envisions extending its international flight network to Skardu from various global origins, emphasizing its unwavering commitment to service excellence and passenger convenience.
This direct flight inauguration is poised to invigorate Pakistan’s tourism sector, rejuvenating it from the pandemic-induced lull. Anticipated to allure more visitors from the UAE and the Gulf, the Dubai-Skardu connection promises hassle-free access to Pakistan’s hospitality and breathtaking landscapes.
Immerse In The Scenic Beauty Of Snow Capped Mountains Of Skardu
Skardu beckons to tourists seeking to unravel Pakistan’s natural allure and cultural mosaic. Some awe-inspiring mountains surround the city. Notably, the Karakoram range cradles iconic peaks such as K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum. It’s adorned with resplendent lakes like the turquoise-hued Satpara Lake, the tranquil Upper Kachura Lake, and the idyllic Shangrila Lake.
Adventure enthusiasts can delight in Skardu’s diverse offerings, spanning treks, mountaineering, rafting, paragliding, and skiing. Renowned treks encompass the Baltoro Glacier, K2 Base Camp, and Deosai Plains. The region also pulsates with a rich cultural heritage, underscored by historical forts, Buddhist rock carvings, and indigenous handicrafts.
As a hidden gem, Skardu has the potential to become a prominent tourist hub, and with the launch of new flight routes, such as the direct flight from Dubai, its charm is more accessible to the world. This city of natural wonders promises a memorable and enriching experience for all who venture to its awe-inspiring landscapes.
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