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Fly Jinnah airline to start flight operations from Nov 1

Fly Jinnah airline to start flight operations from Nov 1

Fly Jinnah airline to start flight operations from Nov 1

KARACHI: Pakistan’s newest low-cost carrier (LCC) Fly Jinnah has announced to start flight operations in the country from November 1.

Fly Jinnah spokesperson said the airline will operate flights in five cities of the country including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Quetta in the first phase. The spokesperson said the airline has started booking tickets.

The airline has introduced a minimum fare of Rs14,000 between Karachi to Islamabad while other airlines are charging Rs19,000 on the route. Aviation experts said with the arrival of Fly Jinnah, not only has the number of airlines increased but other airlines will also be forced reduce fares.

On October 11, Fly Jinnah announced that it has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Air Operating License (AOL), which will allow the airline to start operating from Karachi International Airport as the country’s fifth private carrier.

In a statement, the airline said 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 Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) and was in full compliance with all technical and operational requirements.

Fly Jinnah has been assigned the provisional Designator Code 9P by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  The carrier will start its operations with a fleet that comprises of three Airbus A320 aircraft.

The carrier will be based in Karachi, the country’s largest city with the aim to serve Pakistan’s travel and tourism sector while contributing to the country’s economy.

Fly Jinnah will initially start serving a range of domestic routes across Pakistan for the first year then it will expand its route network to include international destinations.

Lakson Group and Air Arabia Group announced their decision to form a JV airline in Pakistan in September 2021. ‘Fly Jinnah’ will follow Air Arabia’s successful low-cost business model and provide its customer base with a reliable operation and value-driven product.

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