The federal cabinet has taken the decision of giving Regular Public Transport License (RPTL) for the newly launched Liberty Air Limited.
Fawad Chaudhry—the Information Minister told the journalists on Thursday that the cabinet meeting headed by the Prime Minister—Imran Khan took the decision for approving the issuance of a charter license to Liberty Air.
Liberty Air is among the first five airlines that had filed for a license to do operations in Pakistan this year.
Other than Liberty Air, four more airlines which includes Air Siyal, Afeef Zara Airways, Askari Air and Go Green had applied for the license, which permits the airline to cover the domestic routes only.
But, there is no official word or notice regarding the routes that would be covered by the new airline.
Previously, in October, the federal government granted a permit to SaudiGulf Airline for starting operations on the Saudi Arabia-Pakistan route.
The present rate of growth of the Pakistan Aviation Industry is anticipated to be nearly nine per cent per annum which could continue until 2020, as per a forecast of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)—a trading unit of the airlines of the world.