Though many Pakistani expats in the UAE have put travel plans on hold, many economical options are available for those wishing to fly to Pakistan to spend Eid Al Fitr with their families.
Tickets from UAE to Pakistan are still available for as low Dh1,300 (return fare) to Lahore during the coming weekend on Pakistani carrier airblue. The fare gets cheaper if passengers opt for 20kg baggage allowance instead of 40kg.
Similarly, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) also has seats available to different Pakistani cities at competitive rates.
Following the Pakistan government’s decision to reduce international inbound flights by 80 per cent, a number of flights by UAE carriers have been cancelled from May 5 to 20.
An Emirates airline customer service representative told Khaleej Times that the next available date for a flight is after Eid on May 16 to Lahore.