Pakistan’s private carrier AirSial is going to increase its network operations across the country in the coming days with the arrival of its first A320 aircraft at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
The airline is set to receive two additional aircraft in the coming days to complete the size of the fleet required to launch domestic operations in the country’s major cities.
The airline has invested about $ 90 million to acquire the aircraft on dry lease from various airlines. According to officials, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the airline’s operations, which will begin its full operations on December 25.
The airline’s management has decided on a daily flight schedule for three flights from Karachi to Lahore and three flights from Karachi to Islamabad and from Karachi to Sialkot with the approval of the weekly Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The management also decided to launch the airline with less operational details than the established operating airlines. However, according to the officials, the quality of services would be maintained in line with international standards, including flight maintenance, refunds and compensation practices. The AirSial planned its operations to start in May but was cancelled due to COVID-19 epidemics.