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Pakistan Allows Gulf Carriers A New Destination  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

Etihad, Emirates, Qatar, Flydubai and Air Arabia have been permitted to serve Sialko from whenever they choose to, currently PIA and Shaheen fly to the Gulf from there, with Qatar Cargo the only foreign operato.

.http://epaper.dawn.com/~epaper/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_11_2012_009_002

An MoU with Oman also allow Oman Air to serve the same as as well as Multan, plus unlimited passenger services from Gwadar by carriers of both countries, a former Omani territory sold to Pakistan in the 1950s, Oman Air served the place in the 1990s with ATR, while PIA have been flying the route since over 20 years.

In other update Pakistan are also said to have granted Turkish Airlines permission to start four weekly service to Lahore from January.

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User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 450 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6372 times:

Finally! The LCCs will be the first to pounce on Sialkot as it's the perfect kind of market they target. High local O&D, but not necessarily the largest market to the rest of the world as opposed to ISB, KHI, LHE.


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User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6282 times:

Finally they started this good to see Direct flights from Gulf to smaller cities in Pakistan.

Well Emirates has been planning to fly to Multan there just waiting until the new terminal will open up. Rumor has it that will be a twice weekly flight.

[Edited 2012-12-06 08:59:51 by SA7700]

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

I wonder why Saudia, Gulf Air and Kuwait Airways are excluded from this.

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5941 times:

Well I wonder if they have as much traffic as those carriers do from pakistan.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5913 times:

Well Saudia definitely does as PIA operate 747s from Sialkot to Jeddah, also PIA fly to Kuwait from there so some potential maybe for Nas Air, Bahrain Air and Jazeera Airways if not the flag carriers.

Also RAK Airways are planning to launch Islamabad from 29 March, their third station here.

[Edited 2012-12-06 16:44:57]

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5861 times:

Then I'm guessing they didn't get permission maybe. When do these operation start. I also heard Emirates will be operating to Multan as they will open up there new terminal.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Air Arabia is the first starting from 10 January http://www.ameinfo.com/air-arabia-ad...-third-destination-pakistan-322220

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

Can't wait to here about the new carriers popping up can't wait till they arrive in Multan. I think they are building a new terminal at Sialkot Airport is this true?

User currently onlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2981 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

Multan and Sialkot will be excellent additions for the ME carriers. I even think a low cost carrier can venture into Faisalabad and Gwadar as well. Do correct me if I'm wrong.

Of course the bilaterals is another issue.



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User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

Anyone know about Bhoja Air when they will resume there operations in Pakistan or what is going wrong with them?

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

BHoja to resume soon maybe by next month, not heard about new one at SKT maybe its Multan which is underconstruction.

yes ojas all of those places ahve potential and will ven tually get ME carriers, Oman air has done Gwadr as mentioned, EK have suppsedly gained rights to Multan.


User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Any news about Air Indus as well? Yes rumor has it that Emirates is waiting for Multan Airport to be done with.

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/two-...-air-collision-2012-12-14-1.487296 - Almost a mid air collision in Pakistani Air Space.

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Whoever flies to Sialkot are probably going to be staying at Hotel One by Peral Continental. Probably Ramada Hotel formerly Holiday Inn or Hotel One.

User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13438 posts, RR: 100
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
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I find from the OPs link that both FlyDubai and Emirates have rights to fly to Sialko. To Multan, what airlines were granted rights?

Quoting IAH59 (Reply 2):
Well Emirates has been planning to fly to Multan there just waiting until the new terminal will open up. Rumor has it that will be a twice weekly flight.

Is EK going to start launching more routes on a few weekly services again? I recall that used to be typical for them, then it was a large number of cities launched with daily service.

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User currently onlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2981 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Quoting IAH59 (Reply 14):

Whoever flies to Sialkot are probably going to be staying at Hotel One by Peral Continental. Probably Ramada Hotel formerly Holiday Inn or Hotel One.

All ME carriers barring SV, do not have a layover in any city in Pakistan, the crew does a turnaround.



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User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Oh I didn't know that.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

I think SV crew do not layover in Peshawar.

No airline has been granted MUX yet, but EK rumored to do twice weekly.

That was a typo, the city name is Sialkot.


User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

My folks in Multan told me that this what the rumor is also read an article.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Oman Air is the sixth carrier granted rights to SKT according to this promo ad of SIAP showing the approved carriers and their frquencies http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...hamadnasar/IMG-20121216-WA0006.jpg

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

That is good to know.

User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

PIA is adding I think 8 more airbuses to there fleet.

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