Emirates, the world’s fourth busiest airline, has decided to cut short its flight operations in Pakistan to tackle the increasing global demand of travelers.
The airline which has just announced discounted fares for Pakistani travelers is now reducing the number of flights to Pakistan just to manage its flight operations in other developed countries.
The Emirates airline was managing almost 70 flights per week in different cities of Pakistan. As per the new policy, they will not be operating more than 40 flights to and from various airports of Pakistan.
According to the email reported by The News, the new schedule will be:
- Dubai to Sialkot: Emirates has entirely suspended its daily service.
- Dubai to Peshawar: No change, Peshawar airport was already having a fewer number of Emirates flights.
- Dubai to Lahore: The airline will operate just nine flights per week.
- Dubai to Karachi: 23 flights will be operated, reducing the number from 35.
- Dubai to Islamabad: Just seven flights will be seen there from the airline.
Airlines, all over the world, operate where there are more travelers thus more business. The recent decision of Emirates to cut down its flight operations in Pakistan should ring the bells in government offices as it’s not a good sign for tourism in Pakistan.
PTI government has stressed several times the potential of the tourism industry, and they vow to elevate it to international standards. It is high time that government devises strategies and policies in order to lift the tourism sector. If we want to compete with the likes of Malaysia, Thailand, and Europe, we have to revamp the whole structure here in Pakistan.