Three new airlines are seeking regulatory approval to start operations within the country. The domestic market is to receive a significant elevation with the launch of three airlines namely Q-Airlines, Jet Green and Fly Jinnah Airlines.
The essential administrative processes of Q-Airlines and Fly Jinnah have been completed whereas Jet Green is still under observation. After the successful scrutiny of two airlines (Q-Airlines & Fly Jinnah) have been forwarded to Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) for final approvals. Upon the approval from federal cabinet, the airlines will commence domestic operations.
Airlines to operate domestic flights initially
Once the airlines will get permission, they would be allowed to complete their successful first year within the country. Initially, the startups are bound to operate domestic flights. They may also go on to operate international flights after the completion of first successful year.
However, as far as Jet Green Airlines is concerned, the scrutiny of the startup is little behind. Also, the startup hopes that its documents will be delivered to PCAA without further delay.
Other recent startups
Other new airlines already operating within the country are SereneAir, Airblue an AirSial. However, SereneAir after operating its successful domestic flights is now commencing international flights as well. The airline received approval from authorities of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to operate flights to Jeddah, Riyadh, Sharjah and Dubai.