Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched direct flights from Karachi to Skardu.
The airline will operate two weekly flights from Karachi to Skardu in order to promote tourism in the Northern Areas–Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to Dawn’s report, the first PIA Airbus-320 with 178 passengers and eight crew members landed at the Skardu Airport on Monday.
Earlier on April 7, the PIA had started Lahore-Skardu direct flights, which is now being operated twice in a week.
GB Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon said in a press release: “The direct flights from Karach to Skardu has been launched with a view to promoting tourism in the region and facilitating the local people.”
He further added that the federal government was fully cooperating to develop the tourism sector in GB. The governor also assured that international flights would also be launched from GB in near future.
Meanwhile. it was also reported that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had issued license to a newly-launched private airline–North Air.
The private airline will operate flights between Islamabad and Gilgit, Islamabad-Skardu, Islamabad-Chitral and Islamabad-Gwadar.