Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority is moving fast to equip all important airports in the country with latest navigation and airport systems to fulfill the promise of the present government of revamping the overall aviation system. For this purpose work is in progress at Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Faisalabad airport where the expansion as well as latest aviation system would be in place during next two to six months to promote better connectivity in the region and beyond.
Besides replacing the present radar system, the authority is also focusing on other facilities like boarding bridges, roads infrastructure, parking and lounges, training facilities are also being modernized to facilitate passengers as well as air traffic operations. “Work is in progress at Lahore and Karachi while Faisalabad and Peshawar airports would be fully equipped by January and April next year. Quetta airport would be giving a new look by mid of next year. Most of these airports shall have new radar system as well as boarding bridges instead of busses,” a senior official at civil aviation told APP here.
“We are on way to modernize our airports to enhance connectivity as well as attract more airlines to start operation here. These measures are an effort towards fulfillment of the present government promises made to people for revamping the aviation system.” Giving brief details of the measures the official mentioned to bettering the access road to Lahore airport and construction of 12 boarding bridges at Karachi airport.—APP