Skardu airport all set to welcome international flights from Dec 2

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KARACHI – The updradation of the Skardu airport has been completed and it will start welcoming international flights from December 2, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCCA) announced it on Wednesday.

In a tweet, it said: “Skardu Airport Elevated to Int’l Status! In line with the PM’s Vision Master Plan to promote tourism across the country Skardu Airport starts operating as an int’l airport from 02 Dec. Initially the operations will be under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only”.

Under the VFR, an aircraft is intended to operate in visual meteorological conditions (i.e. nice and clear weather). Clouds, heavy precipitation, low visibility, and other adverse weather conditions should be avoided under the VFR, according to the ATP Flight School.

In January 2020, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan had announced to upgrade the Skardu airport at par with international airport.

Under the upgradation system, a new runway, new terminal building and other facilities have been constructed.

Read more: https://pakobserver.net/skardu-gilgit-become-one-of-busiest-airports-in-pakistan/

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