Domestic flights: PIA introduces special discount fares

KARACHI, July 1: Pakistan International Airlines has now introduced special discount fares on primary domestic flights as part of
its turn-around plan for enhancing revenue of the national carrier to ensure sustainable profitability.
Effective July 1, 1999, PIA will be offering discount up to 40 per cent for travellers who book in advance for travel between sectors
Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Initially, these discounts have been introduced only on the primary routes and will eventually be
available on all domestic flights, says a press release.

These special discounts are available to different categories of travellers with advance travel plans for seven and 14 days. The specific categories of discounts are: Shuttle Business Class Family fare and Companion Business Class fare. For the economy class, the discount categories include shuttle economy class,seven days advance booking; senior citizens economy class, seven days advance booking; students economy class, seven days advance booking; and family fare, 14 days advance booking.

With the floating of these new special discounted fares, PIA has endeavoured to develop a new market of air travellers, the press release adds.