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Demand For New Airport In Faisalabad

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Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Engineer Muhammad Saeed Sheikh said that a new airport in Faisalabad is necessary to cater the needs of people. He said that the current government should immediately approve it.

Why airport should be approved?

  • Faisalabad is essential industrial, business and commercial center of Pakistan
  • Faisalabad is exporting textile products worth $6 billion, which are 55 percent of the total textile exports of Pakistan.
  • Export of non-textile products have also increased in Faisalabad
  • CPEC projects would increase demand for products in Faisalabad
  • Technical textile products are expected to be imported along with already established export market of cotton, fabrics, knitwear bed-sheets and home textiles
  • Air cargo is also expected to rise along with export items
  • 299,296 passengers were accommodated in Faisalabad airport in 2016-17 which makes it congested and insufficient. The load is expected to increase in couple of years.
  • Existing airport insufficient to manage landing of wide-bodied aero planes
  • Parking of just 2,3 airplanes available at a time
  • PIA, Emirates, Gulf Air, Ittehad, Oman Air, Turkish Air and Saudi Air lines are accommodating air cargo of 25 flights a week with just 40 tons of cargo capacity.
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New airport will increase cargo capacity thus increase export in the country. These are the reasons that a new airport in Faisalabad should be immediately approved.