Japanese Airline wanted to start flight on Islamabad-Bangkok-Tokyo route, said Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda during a meeting with Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan.
Japanese Ambassador said, “PIA has two weekly flights on the route of Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo. Japanese Airline wants to start flight on Islamabad-Bangkok-Tokyo route” said a press release.
The Minister thanked ambassador for enhancing the Fifth Freedom Rights quota in March 2019 from 1300 passengers to 4000 passengers per month and from 40 tons of Cargo to 100 tons of Cargo per month.
Sarwar asked for the enhancement of Fifth freedom traffic rights capacity between Beijing and Tokyo from 4000 monthly passengers to 5000 monthly passengers and cargo capacity between Beijing and Tokyo from 100 tons per month to 200 tons per month for the designated airlines of Pakistan.
Air Services Agreement between Pakistan and Japan was initialed on October 17, 1961 and signed on July 12, 1962. The ASA stipulates single airline designation with PIA being the designated airline of Pakistan and JAL (Japan Airlines) being the designated carrier of Japan.