UAE carriers dominate capacity between Pakistan and the UAE

    Pakistan‘s Ministry for Aviation reported (15-Jul-2019) the following details of the bilateral air services agreement between Pakistan and the UAE:

    • Designated airlines:
      • Pakistan: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Blue and Shaheen Air;
      • UAE: Emirates, flydubai, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia and RAK Airways;
    • Operations:
      • PIA operates 32 flights per week from Pakistan to Dubai, 15 per week to Abu Dhabi and nine per week to Sharjah;
      • Air Blue operates 20 flights per week to Dubai, 11 to Abu Dhabi and 18 to Sharjah;
      • Emirates and flydubai have 134 flights per week between Dubai and Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad and Quetta;
      • Etihad Airways has 39 flights per week between Abu Dhabi and Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot and Multan;
      • Air Arabia has 52 flights per week from Sharjah to seven destinations in Pakistan, as well as eight flights from Ras al Khaimah.