The aviation authorities have authorised SunExpress, another Turkiye airline, to begin flight operations in Pakistan. The federal government has given Turkiye’s SunExpress airline permission to fly in Pakistan. There will be flights between Pakistan and Turkiye operated by the SunExpress airline.
The federal cabinet gave its approval via publication of the summary authorising the new airline to operate flights between Pakistan and Turkey.
According to additional sources, the Turkish government asked Pakistan to provide permission for SunExpress, a Turkish-German airline located in Antalya, to operate flights on the route.
State-owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Airblue, two other Pakistani carriers, also provide flights on the same route.
Moreover, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus airline have been selected by Turkiye to operate flights. Pegasus, a Turkish private airline, announced in February 2020 that it would begin operating flights to Pakistan on March 28. Turkish carrier Pegasus has received an official travel notification from the CAA’s air transport division to operate flights. Four times a week, the Turkish airline offers flights between Karachi and Istanbul. The action follows the successful visit by Turkish President Erdogan to Pakistan.