14th April 2020 (GNP): The PIA Boeing 777-200ER (registration AP-BMG) special flight PK8855 brought back 50 Pakistani stranded in Japan. Embassy stuff provided masks to the passengers. These were the people who couldn’t come back to their home due to cancelation of flights with the outbreak of corona-virus.
On Sunday PIA Boeing 777-200ER (registration AP-BMG) departed from Islamabad at 1:46am as special flight PK8855 and landed at Sendai Airport in Tokyo on Monday.
A special PIA flight left Pakistan with 110 Japanese nationals and 25 foreign nationals (24 Pakistanis) on board and has arrived safely in Japan. Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has greatly appreciated the support and cooperation extended by the Government of Pakistan, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the PIA for arranging and operating the special flight to Japan enabling the smooth and safe return of Japanese nationals, and Pakistani residents in Japan, back to their homes.