Air China, China’s national flag carrier, has announced to increase flights on the Beijing-Islamabad-Karachi route from four a week to seven starting October 29.
Air China had launched the route between China and Pakistan in October 2016, starting with three flights per week. More than 120,000 trips on the route were recorded till September this year.
Hu Haitao, manager of Air China’s Islamabad office, said in a promotional event on Thursday that the increased flights will “better serve the exchanges between China and Pakistan in trade and culture.”
However, Zhao Lijian, ministerial counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, said that the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has boosted the two countries’ ties in politics, economy and science, providing a good opportunity for Air China to extend its business in Pakistan.