According to sources, three airline companies have approached the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for licenses to start flights on domestic routes.
This was announced by the Parliamentary Secretary for Aviation Division, Jamil Ahmed Khan during the National Assembly session on Monday. He apprised the parliament during the Question Hour that North Air has been given a license for the promotion of tourism and regional integration (passengers and cargo).
“Currently, the company is in the process to acquire an air operating certificate (AOC) from the aviation authority,” he said.
He further added that the Regular Public Transport (RPT) license case for Fly Jinnah Services has been submitted to the federal cabinet for approval. The company will induct an A-320 airbus into its fleet and will start operations after obtaining an operating certificate from the CAA.
Moreover, he said M/s Q Airways has also applied for an RPT license. The CAA has forwarded its case to the Ministry of Interior Affairs for security clearance, as it is a foreign airline. On the other hand, North Air and Fly Jinnah are Pakistani companies.