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Pakistan International Airlines has increased one more time the fare for the additional flights for Umrah pilgrims by Rs.2000.

It was done in Ramadan because of the increase in the number of Umrah pilgrims.

PIA also increased the fare by Rs. 3000 for these flights, the national airline had added five more flights to Saudi Arabia from Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad.

This increase came, a week later, from the national carrier has expanded the fares by an additional Rs. 2,000

The ticket fare for Umrah pilgrims had increased from Rs. 85,500 to Rs. 88,000 after the previous hike. Now, the price of the ticket stands at Rs.90, 500.

PIA administration said the increase in fares is a small and routine matter, these flights are being specially protected for Umrah pilgrims,

Most of them will have to return without passengers therefore raising the ticket price in very necessary to be done.

PIA Troubles

KARACHI Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has indicated an increase in fares, sources privy reported.

The decision has been taken has the operational expenses have escalated due to airspace closure of Pakistan.

Moreover, the flight duration of several cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, and others have increased by 30 to 60 minutes. This has also caused the price hike.

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Due to limited financial resources, PIA is facing serious troubles.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday said that Pakistan airspace will remain closed for all transit flights till Saturday (March 9).

According to the notification issued by CAA, the airspace has been closed for all overflying (transit) flights till March 9, 10:00EST.

Cost of PIA

The national flag carrier has found a new way to fleece passengers by increasing its ticket amendment or refund charges up to 550 percent.

The official notification indicates that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased amendment charges by up to Rs 8,000 and refund charges by up to Rs 13,000.

PIA had increased amendment and refund charges for all international tickets. Tariff shows that the airline makes first free amendment seven days before departure,

While the second amendment within seven days of departure costs a monstrously high rate of Rs 8,000 for the US, Canada, and the UK and Rs 3,000 for Gulf and South Asian countries.