RAWALPINDI: On Friday, Air Sial began operating its Karachi-Islamabad flights using the Airbus A320-200.
On 9 December, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Air Sial, Pakistan’s third private airline to be launched and operated by the Sialkot business group, initially with three Airbus A320-200s.
Air Sial’s first flight, with 185 passengers on board, departed from Jinnah International Airport on its domestic route on Friday morning and arrived at Islamabad International Airport about 9:15 a.m.
The crew members of Air Sial greeted the passengers upon arrival at IIAP.
Later, the flight to Karachi took off.
Air Sial, a licenced airline, is the brainchild of members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sialkot who, after the success of their previous initiative, Sialkot International Airport Ltd, launched the project.
The airline management established its reservation and facilitation office at Islamabad International Airport as the airline workers made it operational on Wednesday.
The airline will initially run two flights between Karachi and Islamabad, which will be increased to three flights, the management said.
They believed that the airline would provide its customers with an international level of service.