KARACHI: Fly Jinnah, the country’s newest low-cost carrier, took its debut flight from Karachi to Islamabad airport on Monday, where it was met with the traditional salute from the water cannon.
The airline held the first flight’s inaugural ceremony at a nearby hotel to officially commence its operations. The ceremony was attended by senior executives from the Lakson Group, Air Arabia Group, and other firms, as well as officials from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
The Lakson and Air Arabia companies announced their intention to form a joint venture airline with Karachi as its hub in September 2021.
Using three Airbus A320-200 aircraft, the airline presently operates direct daily flights from Karachi to Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar. It operates four direct flights per week between Quetta and Karachi.
“Today’s milestone represents the start of Fly Jinnah operations,” Fly Jinnah chairman Iqbal Ali Lakhani said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. We am confident that Fly Jinnah will give its customers with a practical mode of air travel, backed up by cost-effective goods and services.
“Today is a historic day as Fly Jinnah takes to the skies,” said Adel Al Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia. This measure underlines the airline’s strategic commitment to providing safe and inexpensive air travel to its Pakistani client base.