Islamabad (Web Desk): Minister for Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced up to 15% reduction in the fares of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) routes aimed at passing on the benefit of decreased jet fuel prices to air travellers.
In a video message, the minister said that PIA has decreased fares of all domestic flights following the reduction in prices of jet fuel and now it reduced fares on international routes too.
"it has been decided that there would be a significant decrease of 15% percent in the PIA’s fare for the flights operating on the routes of Gulf and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a 10% reduction in tickets for Saudi Arabia and 8 % for Canada-bound flights," Saad said.
Earlier on July 16, the aviation minister had announced a 10% reduction on domestic routes of PIA flights, in addition to the 10% discount on the economy class of Pakistan Railways.
Saad Rafique said that a 10% discount was being given on fares of both classes of domestic flights of the national flag carrier.
The minister had also said that these decisions will be applicable for the next 30 days from July 17, 2022.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had issued instructions to private airlines to reduce their fares.
This move by the government came about after recent reduction in the prices of petroleum products.