According to the notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) stated that the authority permanent shut down Lahore’s oldest Walton airport.
The notification of CAA has directed all flying clubs to ground their planes as the airport would be permanently closed for all operations from today.
As per to officials of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), a business hub would be constructed at Walton airport’s place.
The Prime Minister Imran Khan during his recent visit to Lahore, had said that de-notifying of Walton airport will turn the adjacent areas into an economic hub, The commercial activities will rise up to Rs6,000 billion after de-notifying the airport.
It must be noted that the Walton Airport had served as the airport of Lahore since 1962 and when Pakistan International Airlines included Boeing 720 in its fleet and the old airport could not accommodate the new fleet of aircraft.
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