New airline Alvir Airways issued license to operate flights in Pakistan
The airlines will operate flights to Gwadar, Turbat, and Skardu from Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.
In a positive development for Pakistan’s aviation and tourism industries, a newly launched private airline has been issued a license to commence its operations in the country.
According to the details, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has approved the issuance of the Tourism Promotion & Regional Integration (TPRI) license to Alvir Airways (Pvt) Ltd for five years under the National Aviation Policy 2019.
In line with the vision of Hon. PM, to promote tourism and regional connectivity, PCAA has approved the issuance of Tourism Promotion & Regional Integration (TPRI) license to M/s Alvir Airways (Pvt) Ltd for a period of 5 years till June 2026 under National Aviation Policy 2019. pic.twitter.com/mnclZXghqN
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The license has been issued in line with the prime minister’s vision to promote tourism and regional connectivity.
The PCAA Director, Khaqan Murtaza, the Additional DG PCAA (Air Vice-Marshal), Jamal Arshad, the Deputy Director General (Regulatory), Nadir Shafi Dar, and the Air Transport & Economic Regulation Director, Irfan Sabir, presented the license to the executives of Alvir Airways at the PCAA Headquarters in Karachi.
The executives of Alvir Airways present at the occasion included the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tehseen Awan, the Managing Director, Syeda Huma Batool, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Capt. Shahzaib Mahmood.
According to the details, Alvir Airways will commence operations using two airplanes acquired from the aerospace company Embraer.
The airline intends to add two more Embraer planes to its fleet in the future.
The flights shall operate to Gwadar, Turbat, and Skardu with hub stations at Jinnah International Airport (KHI), Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE), and Islamabad International Airport (ISB).
The airline’s TPRI operations intend to facilitate locals and foreigners to explore Pakistan via safe and comfortable air transport facilities and present a better image of Pakistan to the world.
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