During the present year, the flights from Faisalabad International Airport are expected to rise from 0.5 million to 0.8 million. Other than the already seven airlines providing their services at the airport four new airlines are intending to start their flights. This was stated by an official on Thursday.
Faisalabad is the third most populated city of Pakistan and the second biggest city of Punjab. Its history dates back to that of British Raj. It was reconstructed into a city district status by the Local Government Ordinance-2001.
Faisalabad International airport is situated on Jhang Road, Southwest from the city center of Faisalabad. The airport is also used by flying schools for providing training to their new cadets and aviation enthusiasts.
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Anwar Zia—Airport Manager while discussing with the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) informed that a few years back just three local flights were being provided from the airport which was causing a deficit of rupees two hundred and twenty million per year.
Mr. Zia mentioned that at the moment one hundred and twenty-eight flights are operating from the airport for which FCCI played an important and appreciable part. He stated that sustainability of the new flights was the major challenge.
The active assistance of FCCI and Travel Agents Association helped in chalking out an inclusive strategy for running operations.
This is indeed a good news for the residents of Faisalabad that four airlines are planning to start their flights from the Faisalabad International airport as being the third populous city it has the need for as many possible flights as could be possibly offered.