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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Private airline to be issued CAA licence to promote tourism

In line with the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to promote tourism and regional connectivity in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority has taken a major step towards tourism.

According to the details, Civil Aviation has issued TPRL licence to a private airline called Alvir Airways (Pvt) Ltd for tourism for 5 years under the policy of National Aviation 2019.

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

The CAA spokesman said that flights to Turbat, Gwadar and Skardu would be operated from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

Further mentioning that after Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, flights have started from Faisalabad to Skardu. According to the spokesperson, PIA is operating flights from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Sialkot to Skardu and the number of flights will be increased as per demand.

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Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Khaqan Murtaza, Additional DG CAA (Air Vice Marshal) Jamal Arshad, Deputy Director General (Regulatory) Nadir Shafi Dar, Director Air Transport & Economic Regulations Irfan Sabir presented the licence to Chief Executive Officer Alvir Airways Tehseen Awan, Managing Director Syeda Huma Batool, Chief Operating Officer Capt.

Alvir Airways will begin its operations with two aircraft and will increase its fleet by adding more aircraft in the future, according to how successful it is.

The TPRI operations would include locals and foreigners to explore Pakistan through safe and comfortable means through air travel and present a better image of Pakistan to the world, the press statement read.

Back in May, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had issued TPRI (Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration) license to a newly launched private airline named North Air.

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As per details, the privately launched new airline is planned to operate flights for Gilgit, Skardu, Chitral and Gwadar.