The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to approve the renewal of a license issued to airline K2 Airways, media reported. The launch of K2 Airways was expected in May 2019, however, a pandemic crisis led to the delay of the launch.
K2 Airways is a proposed Pakistani airline to be based in Karachi. The airline aims to start Pakistan operations with tourism flights to Skardu and other hilly areas of Pakistan in the initial phase.
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According to the details, the airline will start flights initially on domestic routes for cities including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Gwadar, Skardu and Chitral.
While talking to media, information minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the cabinet nodded renewal of K-2 Airways’ license and approved the issuance of a license to another private airline AirSial.
In a meeting with the Secretary Board of Investment (BOI) Pakistan, Fareena Mazhar, K2 Airways Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tariq Raja said that they are committed to launching the airline operations in Pakistan at the earliest
On the occasion, Secretary BOI assured them of all possible support and highlighted the recently announced incentives in the tourism sector.