GILGIT: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has actually begun direct flights from Karachi to Skardu to advertise tourist in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The first PIA Airbus-320 with 178 travelers and also eight staff participants landed at the Skardu Flight Terminal on Monday.
The airline company will certainly operate two weekly flights from Karachi to Skardu.
Earlier on April 7, the nationwide service provider had released direct flight procedure from Lahore to Skardu two times a week.
In a press release, GB Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon stated the direct trips from Karach to Skardu had actually been released with a view to advertising tourist in the area as well as assisting in the regional people. He said the federal government was fully cooperating to develop the tourism market in GB.
He claimed global trips would likewise be introduced from Gilgit-Baltistan in near future, which would certainly further boost the region’s tourist industry.
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“In partnership with the federal and also provincial governments, useful steps are likewise being required to make the Skardu Airport an all-weather as well as global airport,” he said.
Individually, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has actually issued TPRI (Tourist Promo as well as Regional Assimilation) licence to a newly-launched private airline named North Air in order to increase tourism in the area, according to a news release.
The exclusive airline will certainly operate flights between Islamabad as well as Gilgit, Islamabad-Skardu, Islamabad-Chitral and also Islamabad-Gwadar.