KARACHI: In a noteworthy development recently, Fly Jinnah has received clearance from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operate CAT III approaches, arrivals, and departures. Airlines with CAT III status can easily operate in extremely low visibility conditions.
The low-cost carrier is the only domestic airline in the country with CAT III certification for its entire fleet and all of its pilots.
It is expected to improve the airline’s capability to navigate and operate seamlessly in bad weather conditions, particularly during fog between the major cities of the country.
It is important to mention that the Category 3 (CAT III) of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) is of significant importance due to its capability to support landing operations in low visibility conditions.
Last year, the federal cabinet gave approval to Fly Jinnah for its international operations upon the recommendation of the Aviation Ministry.
Fly Jinnah’s international destinations will include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkiye, and the UAE.