A new airline is about to launch services in Pakistan, and recently took delivery of its first aircraft.
AirSial – the Pride of Pakistan – has the ambition to become the leading airline in the region and, according to its website ‘To be a safe, operationally efficient, customer-centric, technology-driven airline that sustain itself through modern, innovative management.’
It will be based at Karachi Airport.
The airline took delivery of its first aircraft, Airbus A320-214, AP-AOA (cn 2257), which formerly flew with Air New Zealand as ZK-OJH.
It is thought additional A320s will be delivered soon, with registrations AP-BOB and AP-BOC.
Each aircraft operates in an all-Economy 180-seat layout.
Where Will AirSial Fly?
AirSial’s route network will cover:
- Karachi – Islamabad
- Karachi – Lahore
- Karachi – Sialkot
- Karachi – Peshawar
Each route will be operated every day. The first flight will be on 25th December 2020.
With recent stories about national carrier Pakistan International and its underqualified crew, following the crash of one of its Airbus A320s and subsequent ban from the EU, leaves a gap in the market for a modern, safe airline in Pakistan to show the others how it’s done. Perhaps AirSial can fill that role.