Kabul: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight made its first flight to Kabul on Monday after Afghanistan was captured by the Taliban last month. Airlines spokesperson Abdullah H Khan has informed in this regard. He said Boeing 777 flight number PK 6429 took off from Islamabad. Bank officials and journalists were present on this Commercial Chartered Flight of the World Bank. The plane later returned to Islamabad.
This was the first Pakistan International Airlines aircraft to land in Kabul after the withdrawal of foreign troops from Kabul and the large evacuation of people from Afghanistan until August 31. Abdullah H Khan told the media that it was a special chartered commercial flight. 'We had also made arrangements for others who wanted to leave Afghanistan because we had space on the plane,' he said.
He further said that it was a commercial flight, which operated through regular airport infrastructure, which was restored. 'These operations are very important for Pakistan International Airlines and the whole world,' PIA Chief Operating Officer Arshad Malik said in a statement.