Air Sial has received federal clearance to operate charter service on eight international routes.
According to ProPakistani’s sources, the Ministry of Aviation has provided the summary for the issuance of a charter class-II (domestic and international) licence to M/s Air Sial Limited.
According to sources, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has submitted M/s Air Sial Limited’s request for granting of a charter licence class-II (internal and overseas) to commercial charter services for both people and cargo to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).
M/s Air Sial holds a Regular Public Transport Licence and has been operating on domestic routes with a valid Air Operator’s Certificate since December 2020. The company now has three A-320 aircraft in its fleet.
M/s Air Sial intends to run Charter Services in two stages. It will run on the Karachi to Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar routes in Phase I. In the second phase, it will fly to Jeddah, Mashhad, Najaf, Bishkek, and Sharjah in Pakistan.
PCAA has also confirmed that the company has met the NAP-2019 minimum for paid-up capital for both licences (Rs. 350 million for RPT & Charter Class-I). PCAA has also said that its Legal, Finance, Flight Standards, Airworthiness, and Economic Oversight sections have no objections to the issuing of the relevant licence and that the corporation has no outstanding debts.
According to the aviation ministry, the federal government is the competent authority for the issuing of charter licence class-II under the NAP-2019 (domestic and international).