Islamabad: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved the renewal of the license issued to the upcoming airline K2 Airways which plans to start flights early on the domestic routes of cities including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Gwadar, Skardu, and Chitral.
K2 Airways is a proposed Pakistani airline based in Karachi.
Speaking to the media about the decisions taken at the cabinet meeting, Fawad Chaudhry said the cabinet approved the renewal of the K-2 Airways license and approved the licensing of another independent airline AirSial. K2 Airways is a proposed Pakistani airline based in Karachi. The airline intends to launch Pakistan operations with tourist flights to Skardu and other hilly areas of Pakistan in the first phase. The first launch was expected in May 2019. However, the epidemic crisis led to a delay in launch.
Launching the airline operations in Pakistan.
K2 Airways Chief Executive Officer, Tariq Raja, at a meeting with the Secretary of the Board of Investment (BOI) Pakistan, Fareena Mazhar, yesterday said they were committed to launching aviation in Pakistan soon as possible.
Raja briefed the BOI Secretary on the airline’s progress in Pakistan, starting with the country’s northern parts. At the event, the BOI Secretary reassured them of all possible support and highlighted the recently announced incentives in the tourism sector. In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to promote tourism and regional connectivity, the Civil Aviation Authority issued a license to a newly launched private airline in Pakistan in July.
PCAA has approved issuing a Tourism Promotion & Regional Integration license to the state-owned airline Alvir Airways (Pvt) Ltd for five years under the National Aviation Policy 2019. “The license was issued in line with the Pakistani Prime Minister’s vision for the promotion of regional tourism and communications.
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