KARACHI: Federal Minister for Privatization and Aviation Mohammed Mian Soomro has said that six to eight foreign airlines are interested in launching their operation from Pakistan.
Talking to the media after planting a sapling at Karachi airport on Monday, he said that Air France, Norwegian Air and a Saudi airline were among those carriers which intended to begin their operation in Pakistan.
The minister said that the new aviation policy had been sent to the federal cabinet for its approval.
In a recent development British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, had announced the relaunch its operations in Pakistan from June 2019 after 11 years of absence.
British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan – especially on trade and investment. @British_Airways pic.twitter.com/TGEjopOVx1
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) December 18, 2018