Three Foreign Airlines announces direct flight operations to Pakistan


ISLAMABAD - Foreign Airlines from Azerbaijan, Syria and Turkey have decided to start flight operations in Pakistan, where one million new passengers enter the aviation market annually.

“The aviation industry in Pakistan continues to grow with one million additional passengers entering in Pakistan market every year,” said Secretary for aviation Hassan Nasir Jamy said during a meeting with, vice president of Emirates Mohammad Sarhan. Jamy said that Pakistan’s aviation sector is dynamic.

“Many international airlines are interested in starting their operations in the country, including Pegasus (Turkey), Azal (Azerbaijan) and Shamwing (Syria)”, he said.

“National Aviation Policy 2019 is creating ease of doing business in the aviation sector resulting in improving the image of Pakistan in the global business industry”, he added.

Last year, the government approved a new aviation policy. Under this, a host of incentives were proposed to airline operations and aircraft assembling industry to promote tourism.

During the meeting, the secretary gave an instance of Gerry’s Dnata, which is expanding its operation in Pakistan by opening a cargo facility.

“Passenger facilitation is the priority of the aviation division. For this purpose CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) is going to introduce E gates in seven major airports of the country’’, he added.

It was acknowledged that the aviation sectors for Pakistan and Dubai are necessary for economies of the two countries.

The two sides agreed on improving their relationship in aviation. Sarhan said that Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East. It operates flights from its hub at Dubai International Airport to more than 150 cities in 80 countries across six continents.