Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is bringing back its iconic Air-Safari flight services to take you to the roof of the world. The trip will let the travelers have a bird’s eye view of K2, Deosai Plains, Baltoro Glacier, Tarango Towers, and other Northern areas.
The service was pretty popular in the mid-2000s as it attracted a lot of tourists to Pakistan’s Northern areas. However, it was hit by a decline due to the bitter law and order situation that progressively got worse. PIA then halted the service due to low demand as the number of tourists decreased significantly.
In 2011, the Air Safari service was brought back, however, its operations were stopped yet again due to the less than stellar demand.
The Air Safari
Since then, the security situation in the country has improved remarkably and the number of tourists visiting the country has surged. Hoping to revive a popular service, PIA has relaunched the Air Safari.
Back in 2007, the flight to the northern areas cost Rs. 7000. This time, the airline is yet to announce how much it will charge for the safari flights.
The national flag carrier, in a social media post, said: “The wait is over!! This summer, PIA Air Safari is taking you on a trip of a lifetime, where you will see the majestic K2 and mesmerizing Nanga Parbat!! Don’t miss out on a chance to see the top of the world.”
Here is the teaser video that PIA has released following the announcement of bringing back the service.
The flights will start on July 16 and PIA will become the first airline in the world to launch Air Safari services with jet aircraft.