The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that a foreign airline has sought permission for launching flight operations for Skardu in what could be termed as a big achievement for the incumbent government that eyes to promote tourism in the country.
AS per details, Fly Dubai has submitted a request with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch flights for Skardu, The CAA said that Fly Dubai would be able to launch flights soon after getting a nod from the CAA.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the Skardu airport has been upgraded to international standards, on December 01.
The CAA tweeted that “In line with the Prime Minister’s Vision Master Plan to promote tourism across the country Skardu Airport starts operating as an int’l airport from 02 Dec,” added that “Initially the operations will be under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only,”
The Skardu airport, Located at an altitude of over 7,000 feet, is listed among the world’s highest altitude airports. Its main runway is 12,000-feet long while the second runway 8,500-feet long.
The CAA has granted 4 new airlines Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration (TPRI) licence to begin their tourism-related operations in the country.
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