Skardu airport gets int’l status: PCAA

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Skardu airport, located at one of the world’s highest altitudes, is set to operate international flights for boosting tourism in the northern area in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) announced on Wednesday.

The PCCA made announcement on its official twit-ter handle and wrote: “Skardu airport elevated to International status!”

According to the PCAA, the airport would start operating as international facility from December 02, 2021, however “initially, the operations will be only under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).”

The authority said the initiative was taken in line with the “PM’s Vision Master Plan” to promote tourism across the country.

Talking to APP, Gilgit-Baltistan Tourism Minister Raja Nasir Ali Khan also confirmed the develop-ment and said initially, a test flight for international travel was being started, whereas regular operations were likely to commence from March next year.—APP

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