AirSial has given confirmation that it would be acquiring 3 Airbus A320 aircraft in April-May. One A320 would be added in April and two in May at a price of $90 million which would enable the airline to start its commercial operations this year.
As per official sources, the new airline would acquire these aircraft on the arrangement of dry lease from the airlines that are based in South Africa and New Zealand for a span of 2 years.
The total cost of acquiring 1 aircraft is almost $29 to $30 million, Abrar Gulzar Hussain, the Manager Operations Control said. One of the aircraft would be reaching on the 12th of April and the other two would arrive on the 1st and 2nd of May.
AirSial has received final approval from the PM’s office in January for operating the commercial flights from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
The flights would be operated per week from the designated stations and the frequency would be boosted as per the demand on a particular route.
The carrier has defined a plan for starting its commercial operations from May. It has established its base in Karachi along with the recruitment of the core staff for operating the airline.
AirSial is owned by the business community of Sialkot, which also made its separate airport in Sialkot majorly for facilitating the trade and tourism within the city and with the various nations. The airline has got 200 owners and board members.