5-more international flights to start from SIAL soon

SIALKOT: The freight forwarders and cargo agents have been playing a pivotal role in strengthening the travel trade and boosting the national economy. Sialkot International Airport has made the shifting of the cargo consignments as much easy under a durable SIAL’s multi- dimensional plan to facilitate the exporters and importers.

The outgoing Chairman of Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) Muhammad Haneef Khan disclosed this while addressing an important meeting of the cargo agents, freight forwarders and leading people from travel trade held at Sialkot.

He revealed that the Government of Pakistan has allowed the five international airlines namely Qatar Airways, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia, Ittehad Airway and The Emirates to start their direct international passenger and cargo flights from Sialkot international airport soon. He said that now the number of the international flights to various foreign destinations will rise soon to 45 from existing 21 international flights in a month.

He said that these five international airlines would also bring a quantum of the cargo at Sialkot International Airport. An advanced Air Freight Unit (AFU) has also started functioning at Sialkot international airport to facilitate the exporters, importers and cargo agents as well, he added.