Pakistan’s third private airline AirSial has finally decided to launch operations in the country next month and its first flight via Airbus A320 landed at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi from the United States on Sunday.
According to sources, AirSial was earlier expected to launch flight operations in June this year, however, the process had to be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on air travel.
According to the report, the airline’s operations will initially rely on three Airbus A320-200s, which have been leased from AerCap, the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company, based in Dublin, Ireland.
Celebrating the arrival of the first flight to Pakistan, former national cricket captain Shoaib Malik took to his Twitter account and wrote that it is a proud moment for everyone in Sialkot who had been associated with the operation.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) November 29, 2020