Pakistan set to get three new airlines
Khaleej Times | Dubai
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Three new airlines have sought regulatory approval from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch operations.
Following the completion of scrutiny, the applications would be sent to Aviation Division and then to the federal cabinet for final approvals, ARY News said.
Following the approvals of the three carriers, this will take the number of private carriers operating in the country to six, catering to 217 million population.
Airblue, SereneAir and AirSial are the three airlines already operating in the country. National carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is the largest and oldest carrier in the country.
It is mandatory for new carriers to operate domestic flights for at least one year with three aircraft before they are allow to launch international operations.
SereneAir has already received necessary approvals from the UAE and Saudi authorities to launch commercial operations with maiden flights to Dubai, Sharjah, Jeddah and Riyadh.