ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the federal cabinet authorised the renewal of a licence given to K2 Airways, a new airline that plans to commence flights on internal routes to cities like as Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Gwadar, Skardu, and Chitral. l cabinet meeting, said the cabinet authorised the renewal of K-2 Cabinet Green-Lights New Airline In Pakistan To Begin Operations Fawad Chaudhry, speaking to the media after the federaAirways’ licence and the issue of a licence to another private airline, AirSial.
The projected Pakistani airline K2 Airways would be located in Karachi. The airline plans to begin operations in Pakistan with tourism flights to Skardu and other hilly areas in the first phase.
The initial launch was expected in May 2019, however, a pandemic crisis led to the delay of the launch.
In a meeting with the Secretary Board of Investment (BOI) Pakistan, Fareena Mazhar, yesterday, K2 Airways Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tariq Raja stated that the company is committed to establishing airline operations in Pakistan as soon as possible.
Raja apprised the Secretary BOI on the progress being made by the airline to begin their operations in Pakistan, starting with northern areas of the country.
On the occasion, Secretary BOI assured them of all possible support and highlighted the recently announced incentives in the tourism sector.
In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to promote tourism and regional connectivity in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in July had issued a licence to a newly launched private airline to operate flights in Pakistan.
The PCAA had approved the issuance of a Tourism Promotion & Regional Integration (TPRI) licence to the country’s private airline named Alvir Airways (Pvt) Ltd for a period of five years under National Aviation Policy 2019.
“The license has been issued in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to promote tourism and regional connectivity,” the PCAA press release had said.