On Thursday, the federal cabinet gave Air Sial permission to operate on numerous foreign routes.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, and Iran are among the countries to which Air Sial has been given permission to fly internationally, according to a statement from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).
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The National Aviation Policy 2019 and the PCAA’s legislative and regulatory criteria, which include the necessity to have a minimum of five airworthy purchased or dry leased aircraft, apply to the aforementioned routes. The second requirement calls for successful primary and socio-economic route operations.
According to Ameen Ahsan, CEO of Air Sial, “the first international flight is anticipated to depart in early October.”
In related developments, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) declared that it would start providing in-flight internet access to its customers from August 11.
The decision was made in accordance with Khawaja Saad Rafique’s instructions, who is the Federal Minister for Aviation. In the meantime, the national airline has started the process of installing Wi-Fi equipment on its aircraft in order to benefit its passengers.
In the initial phase, 14 Airbus A320s and PIA’s Boeing 777s that are used on lengthier journeys will both have Wi-Fi installed.
The administration of the PIA requested proposals from companies prepared to build an in-flight entertainment system in regard to this.