KARACHI: National carrier PIA and Habib Bank (HBL) signed an agreement to offer the bank’s clients an exclusive discount on all their international and domestic tickets.
The agreement was signed by PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik and Muhammad Aurangzeb, President and CEO of HBL. Bank’s Chairman Sultan Ali Allana and senior officials from both the organisations were present at the signing ceremony.
Air Marshal Arshad Malik congratulated both teams for creating a new dimension in air travel in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, he said: “PIA is following a comprehensive restructuring plan to turn around the stature of the national flag carrier. We are en route to resurgence despite the recent challenges, and this is only possible with an enhanced focus on partnerships and alliances with organisations like HBL.”
He said that PIA and HBL have been long-term partners and natural allies, and “it is time we join hands to promote tourism across the country.”
HBL CEO Muhammad Aurangzeb said: “We are delighted to have entered into this strategic partnership with PIA. HBL has a long-standing relationship with PIA. This alliance will make travel more rewarding for our customers and it is another step towards HBL’s commitment to support the national agenda to promote travel and tourism across Pakistan.”
This alliance will allow HBL debit and credit card holders to enjoy exclusive discounts on their domestic and international travel via PIA. The national flag carrier has a vision to promote tourism in Pakistan, especially the beautiful natural landscapes that the country has to offer. HBL being the market leader in the banking sector, with the highest number of card holders will help bring this vision to life. Transactions can be made both at the PIA booking offices (domestic and international) as well as through its corporate website, making the process convenient and seamless for the customers.