Fly Jinnah, Pakistan’s new low cost carrier is to start flight operations on November 1, linking Karachi with Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta with a launch fleet of three Airbus A320 aircraft.
Earlier this month, the airline announced that it had received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Air Operating Licence (AOL), which will allow the airline to start operating as the country’s fifth private carrier.
Fly Jinnah is jointly owned and operated by Lakson Group and the United Arab Emirates group Air Arabia which formed the JV airline in Pakistan in September 2021.
Iqbal Ali Lakhani, chairman of Fly Jinnah, said: “We look forward to launching Fly Jinnah’s operations, serving the strategic vision of Pakistan’s travel and tourism sector, and contributing to the country’s economic growth and job creation, while also providing Pakistanis with reliable and value for money air travel”.
Adel Al Ali, group chief executive, Air Arabia said: “We are confident that Fly Jinnah will add significant value to the air transport sector of Pakistan. We look forward to welcoming our first customer on board fly Jinnah soon.”
The carrier will be based in Karachi, the country’s largest city with the aim to serve Pakistan’s travel and tourism sector while contributing to the country’s economy. Fly Jinnah will initially start serving a range of domestic routes across Pakistan for the first year then it will expand its route network to include international destinations.