LONDON – FlyJinnah (FJ), a new Low-Cost Carrier established in Pakistan, has announced today that it has secured all necessary permissions from The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority to begin scheduled flight operations on domestic routes from its base at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan.
The newly established airline has been gaining more commercial aviation diaspora, as this marks the beginning of a new journey in Pakistani aviation.
The newly formed Fly Jinnah is the first joint venture between Pakistani business conglomerate ‘Lakson Group’ and ‘Air Arabia’, the leading LCC giant in the Middle East and North African market.
Confirming its newly granted Air Operator Certificate and Air Operating License, Fly Jinnah, in its press release, stated that:
“Securing the AOC and AOL confirms that Fly Jinnah has met all the professional capabilities, adheres to all safety regulations, and has proven safe and secure to operate as a passenger and cargo airline following the completion of rigorous inspections by the PCAA.”
The Press Release further concluded by adding it was in “full compliance” with all technical and operational requirements as set by the PCAA.
Fly Jinnah has chosen its operating base at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the southernmost city in coastal Pakistan and one of the busiest cultural and economic hubs of the country.
In its application for the AOC and AOL, Fly Jinnah asserted that the carrier is emphasizing regional connectivity within Pakistan and creating more access markets to the farther airports on the northern and western boundaries of the country.
The real crux of strategic connectivity is to contribute towards the development of Pakistan’s economy by promoting areas that lead the tourism and hospitality sector of the nation.
On this announcement, Fly Jinnah’s Chairman, Iqbal Ali Lakhani, expressed that “A lot of effort had gone into availing the licenses, and the company was looking forward to launching its operations and contributing to the economy.”
The strategic investment by the Air Arabia Group in Pakistan civil aviation can be regarded as one of the turning factors for the nation.
As more foreign carriers are willing to reopen their services and investment doors to Pakistan after years of turmoil lauded years, it is evident that the nation is turning itself on the right course, away from turbulent skies.
As the announcement of the permissions grant has echoed, Air Arabia Group CEO Adel Al Ali expressed his views by adding, “we thank PACC for their support throughout the entire process of obtaining the AOC, and we are confident that FJ will add significant value to the air transport sector of Pakistan.”
As Pakistan is rising from the past mishaps in the aviation sector and reviling of poor safety and security standards, the newly licensed Fly Jinnah has asserted in its press release that:
“The carrier has demonstrated that they have fully trained and qualified personnel, infrastructure, systems, processes, and procedures in place to ensure the safety of the public and its employees both on the ground and in the air.”
The press release concluded by adding that the carrier will start its operations with a fleet of 3 Airbus A320 aircraft, which have recently arrived in Pakistan.
The carrier has also stated that it will be focusing on creating a strong domestic route network before expanding its route network internationally.