http://www.routesonline.com/news/38...ernational-w16-international-route-additions/Pakistan International Airlines in winter 2016/17 season is adding a number of new routes/routings, including new route to Salalah, as well as service resumption to Barcelona. Planned schedule as follow.
eff 09DEC16 Karachi – Lahore – Manchester – New York JFK – Islamabad – Karachi New routing with 777-300ER. Overall New York service increases to 3 weekly
PK723 KHI0845 – 1030LHE1230 – 1555MAN1755 – 2005JFK 777 5
PK724 JFK2255 – 2240+1ISB0040+2 – 0235+1KHI 777 5
To be honest, it is not much of a loss - as long as we retain current frequencies from Pakistan to MAN.Apparently PIA having issues getting DOT approval to move to Leipzig for the JFK flights.
It seems Leipzig has approval, but PIA does not. It seems it's a bit like when Biman tried to move their New York stop from MAN to BHX and DOT saying no.
It could still be resolved by January, I suppose it makes no difference to PIA given it shouldn't need to re-book or refund any MAN pax when the move happens, as it's all about Pakistan-New York, but will be interesting to see if they do allow the move.