File photo taken on Dec. 25, 2013 shows a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft at Islamabad international airport in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)
Pakistan International Airlines announced further reduction in air fares for local students travelling to China for degree programs.
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will give a 27-percent discount to students traveling to China to pursue academic degrees, an official with the PIA has said.
The PIA first announced 22-percent fare reductions for students in December last year to facilitate students flying to China.
According to a customer care official at the PIA's official helpline, the price of a regular ticket from Islamabad to Beijing is 272,000 Pakistani rupees (about 1,044 U.S. dollars), and the students can avail discount on it.
The official said that the PIA currently flies to two destinations in China, including Beijing Capital International Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
In conversation with Xinhua, Pakistani students who will be flying to China in the coming days termed the PIA's discount a great help for them as the airlines' fares skyrocketed due to the devaluation of the Pakistani currency.■