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AirSial Launches | Karachi-Islamabad Service

RAWALPINDI: AirSial on Friday, December 25, started its Karachi-Islamabad flights operation using Airbus A320-200.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated AirSial on Dec 9, the third private airline of Pakistan, which had been launched and operated by Sialkot’s business community, initially with three Airbus A320-200s.

The first flight of AirSial with 185 passengers on board departed from Jinnah International Airport on Friday morning on domestic route and touched down the Islamabad International Airport at around 9:15am. On arrival at IIAP, the Air Sial staff members welcomed the passengers. Later the flight took off for Karachi.

AirSial, a licensed airline, is the brainchild of members of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry who launched the project after the success of their earlier initiative, the Sialkot International Airport Ltd.

The airline management had set up its booking and facilitation office at Islamabad International Airport as it was made operational on Wednesday by the airline staff.

Initially, the airline will operate two flights between Karachi and Islamabad which the management said would be increased to three flights.

They claimed that the airline will provide international standard service to its passengers.

Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, December 9  inaugurated AirSial, the third private airline of Pakistan, which is being operated by Sialkot’s business community.

Accompanied by federal ministers Hammad Azhar, Ghulam Sarwar, Adviser Razzak Dawood, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Usman Dar, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Special Assistant to Punjab CM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, the prime minister cut the ribbon to launch the airline which will initially operate domestically.

Speaking to the business community after the inauguration ceremony, the prime minister said that the airline was an “excellent initiative” which will create much-needed competition for the Pakistan International Airlines. Furthermore, it will benefit the business community in Sialkot, which the premier believed was on its way to becoming “Pakistan’s centre of exports”.

“When you told me of this [project], I had no doubt that it would benefit Pakistan in every way,” PM Imran said.

He congratulated the Sialkot community for building an airport with funds collected from the city alone and expressed hope that the businessmen will run the airline efficiently.

AirSial, a licensed airline, is the brainchild of members of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry who launched the project after the success of their earlier initiative, the Sialkot International Airport Ltd.

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