Fly Jinnah Launches New Service From Lahore to Sharjah

A Fly Jinnah A320 aircraft in flight.
Photo Credit: Fly Jinnah

Pakistan’s budget airline, Fly Jinnah, celebrated a milestone today with the launch of its second international route. This new service connects the bustling city of Lahore with Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The carrier launched its international operations on 18 February 2024, with the first flight connecting Islamabad and Sharjah

Second International Service

“We’re thrilled to unveil this exciting new route, just one month after kicking off our international operations with flights from Islamabad to Sharjah,” remarked a Fly Jinnah spokesperson.

“This expansion strengthens air links between Pakistan and the UAE, while providing our passengers with even more affordable and convenient travel options, both domestically and internationally.”

Fly Jinnah remains dedicated to delivering a comfortable and budget-friendly flying experience. Their modern fleet of five Airbus A320 aircraft currently connects five major Pakistani cities. These are Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Quetta.

The new route to Sharjah further broadens their international reach.

Beyond spacious economy seating with the most generous legroom in the industry, Fly Jinnah offers a value-driven travel experience.

Passengers can choose from a variety of delicious and affordable options through the onboard “SkyCafe” menu, featuring snacks, sandwiches, and meals.

Additionally, “SkyTime” provides complimentary in-flight entertainment, allowing passengers to stream a wide selection of content directly to their devices.

About Fly Jinnah

Fly Jinnah is a young and dynamic airline taking to the skies of Pakistan and beyond. Established in 2021 as a joint venture between Lakson Group of Pakistan and Air Arabia Group of the United Arab Emirates, Fly Jinnah quickly carved a niche as the country’s first low-cost carrier.

Their mission is simple: to provide comfortable, reliable, and affordable air travel for everyone in Pakistan. With a focus on value, Fly Jinnah offers competitive fares without compromising on passenger experience.

Pakistan’s Aviation Industry: Soaring Potential with Room for Growth

Pakistan’s aviation industry boasts a rich history, with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) taking flight in 1946. Today, the sector caters to both domestic and international travel, playing a crucial role in the country’s economy.

The industry is a significant job creator, directly employing tens of thousands of people in airlines, airports, and related sectors.

It also indirectly supports numerous jobs through tourism and economic activity generated by air travel. Estimates suggest the industry contributes billions of dollars to Pakistan’s GDP.

However, the Pakistani aviation sector faces challenges. Outdated infrastructure at some airports hinders efficiency and capacity.

Additionally, inconsistent regulations and a shortage of skilled aviation professionals can impede growth.

Despite these challenges, there are positive signs. The government is investing in upgrading airport infrastructure.

Additionally, new airlines like Fly Jinnah are emerging, offering budget-friendly travel options. Moreover, a potential privatization of PIA could revitalize the national carrier.

Looking ahead, the future of Pakistan’s aviation industry appears promising. The sector is characterized by continued investment in infrastructure, regulatory reforms, and the emergence of new players.

As such, it bears the potential to become a major driver of economic growth and connect Pakistan more seamlessly to the world.


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