Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has recently announced that it is suspending Flights to the Afghanistan capital city, Kabul, due to excessive Taliban intervention.The Taliban recently warned the PIA and local airline Comair to reduce ticket prices or suspend services.
With this, Pakistan Airlines decided to suspend Flights from Afghanistan’s capital city.Tickets for the PIA from Kabul to Islamabad currently cost up to $ 2,500.
Earlier, the ticket fares were just between $ 120-150 to fly from Kabul to Islamabad.It is the only International airline that has operated regular Flights from Afghanistan since the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
PIA currently operates chartered Flights to Kabul.The PIA explained that it was operating Flights to Afghanistan from a humanitarian point of view, but the impact on tickets was due to the high premium prices.
The Taliban, on the other hand, have been accused by PIA of changing travel rules at the last minute, setting rules for permits, and behaving in a way that intimidates PIA staff.Air travel in Afghanistan is in high demand due to difficulties in crossing the country by land.
However, locals flock to the main passport office in Kabul.