Skardu Airport to operate international flights
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has decided to launch an international flight operation from Skardu Airport with an aim at promoting tourism sector, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
The Authority has directed for taking steps to make the airport active for the international flights by June-July this year.
Recently, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had decided to operate weekly flights from Lahore to Skardu and Gilgit from next month. PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said that Lahore would be added to the existing route between Islamabad to Skardu and Gilgit. “Initially, PIA will start two flights a week from Lahore to Gilgit and Skardu. More flights can be added keeping the number of passengers in view,” he added.
Reporter Usman Javed