A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft will make the first ever landing at the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) on Saturday (tomorrow), PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said on Friday.
“The A320 [aircraft] will take off from Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) at 1230pm on PK-9001 and will land at NIIA at 1 pm,” he announced.
“It will be the first mockup flight at the new airport,” he said. “PIA president & CEO Musharraf Rasool will be on board the mock flight to assess the operation-ability of the new airport,” he further added.
Earlier today, PIA introduced a new logo and design to include a painting of the Markhor, the national animal which is endangered, on the tail of the aircraft.
PIA planes will still have country’s flag, accompanied by ‘PIA’ written both in Urdu and English.