PIA operates 6 flights for Skardu to promote tourism

Staff Reporter

IIn a bid to promote tourism in the country, the Paki-stan International Airlines (PIA) operated six flights for Skardu, in one of the biggest operations for northern areas, on Saturday.

According to details, the PIA operated one of its biggest northern areas operation today when it oper-ated six flights for Skardu.

It included two flights operated from Karachi and one each from Lahore, Sialkot, and Faisalabad be-sides also operating an Air Safari flight.

Other than the regular operation, the national flag carrier also operated two flights from Islamabad to Gilgit Bal-tistan.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) termed it a special measure from the national flag carrier in order to boost tourism in Gilgit Baltistan.

“Six flights carrying a large number of tourists have landed at the Skardu airport,” it said adding that the aviation authority would play its role in promoting tourism.

On July 12, in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to promote tourism and regional con-nectivity in the country, the Civil Aviation Author-ity (CAA) issued a licence to a newly launched private airline to operate flights in Pakistan.

According to details, the PCAA has approved the issuance of Tourism Promotion & Regional Integra-tion (TPRI) licence to the country’s private airline named Alvir Airways (Pvt) Ltd for a period of five years under National Aviation Policy 2019.

“The license has been issued in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to promote tour-ism and regional connectivity,” the PCAA press release said.

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