PIA management has decided to commence flights between Quetta and Kandahar (Afghanistan) from December 25, 2012 on the occasion of the 136th birth anniversary of the father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, said spokesman of the airline on Friday.
Quetta and Kandahar are thriving commercial towns and it was a long standing demand of the business communities of both cities to have commercial flights between the two. Initially two flights will operate weekly on the Karachi-Quetta-Kandahar-Quetta-Karachi sector on every Tuesday and Thursday using the ATR aircraft.
The launch of these flights will enable PIA to expand its network in Afghanistan. Currently PIA is only flying to Kabul. These flights will also help connect people in south of Afghanistan to rest of world through the gateway of Quetta.