Q Airways is gearing up to start its domestic operations from July or August after fulfilling the conditions and receiving the air operation certificate. The airline has already been issued a regular public transport (RPT) license.
“We have already received the RPT,” said Chief Operating Officer S Kamran Hasan. “Now we are working to get eligible for an air operation certificate. We would start domestic operations as soon as we receive AOC.”
The investor behind Q Airways is Ramada Plaza Group, which is owned by Mohammad Anwar Qureshi. The official said there were no foreign investors in the airline but declined to share the total investment so far.
Hasan said that they were expecting to start operations by July or August. The new airlines were mandated to have six months of domestic operations before beginning international flights.
“We will initially be starting with three A320 aircraft. We want to expand after that and we would also try for international flights and increase our fleet to another two to three wide body aircraft,” he added.