Zara Airways, a private Canadian airline, has planned to begin direct flights from Toronto to three major cities in Pakistan in August.
According to reports, the airline will operate flights three times each week from Toronto to Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.
It will begin with two Boeing 777 aircraft and may raise the number of planes based on demand. Faqir Bawar Hussain Bhakari, a Pakistani-Canadian businessman, created Zara Airways. It has collaborated with Shaheen Airport.
Ground services, cabin crew, and other personnel. Before it can begin operations, the airline said it needs a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Canadian government.
“We are very excited to be able to offer direct flights between Canada and Pakistan,” Bhakari said during a news conference in Karachi. “This will make it easier and more convenient for people to travel between the two countries.”
Syed Qali, the airline’s CEO, stated that the flights would serve many customers, including Pakistanis living in Canada and tourists visiting Pakistan.
“We are also in discussions with Air Canada to codeshare on some of our flights,” Qali added.
“This will give our passengers even more travel options.”
Ejaz Haroon, the former managing director of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), has joined Zara Airways as an adviser.
According to Haroon, the airline will prioritise direct flights in order to save senior travelers from connecting flights and long distances at major airports. “People want direct flights from Canada to Pakistan for their elders and families.”
Zara Airways’ introduction is a boon to Pakistan’s aviation industry.
Significant recent improvements in the country’s aviation business indicate a positive shift in the country’s travel and tourism sector.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has just cleared Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and SunExpress to operate flights in Pakistan.
These new airlines will improve market competition, reducing rates and better service for passengers.
Additionally, Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of direct flights between Karachi and Addis Ababa. The route was previously suspended in 2004.