Sialkot Tycoons To Set Up Airline

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Post by ammad » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:45 am

Most logical for them is to start Cargo Airline.
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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by alimirfin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:45 pm

They should focus on improving the services at the Airport which are still a crap. Arrival waiting lines, silly baggage belts, Waiting lounge is like a Daewoo waiting lounge etc etc

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by mianazeem » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:17 am

I landed and departed from Sialkot Airport in November of 2016 and in no way it looked like an international airport. Arrival lounge had wires hanging through the roof and Departure lounge was so small that many of the passengers couldn't find a place to sit and it felt cramped with a foul smell. They could have spend more money and build spacious lounges to cater for present and future.
Air bridges were not ready at that time so had to climb the stairs to the plane with my wife and two young kids. Had to request somebody to get our carry on luggage up to the plane. I heard from a good friend who is a manager with a foreign airline and currently stationed in Sialkot that the board of directors were trying to run the airport like a factory. Firing and hiring cheap staff was a routine.
I think they should concentrate first on running the airport efficiently instead of getting into new ventures.

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by furqan_haider » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 am

mianazeem wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:17 am
...board of directors were trying to run the airport like a factory. Firing and hiring cheap staff was a routine.
typical Pakistani businessman approach. they surely have no vision.

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:33 pm

Licence to Air Sial Limited was issued last month to start operations in Pakistan.

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by Hamad » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:11 pm

mianazeem wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:17 am
I landed and departed from Sialkot Airport in November of 2016 and in no way it looked like an international airport. Arrival lounge had wires hanging through the roof and Departure lounge was so small that many of the passengers couldn't find a place to sit and it felt cramped with a foul smell. They could have spend more money and build spacious lounges to cater for present and future.
Air bridges were not ready at that time so had to climb the stairs to the plane with my wife and two young kids. Had to request somebody to get our carry on luggage up to the plane. I heard from a good friend who is a manager with a foreign airline and currently stationed in Sialkot that the board of directors were trying to run the airport like a factory. Firing and hiring cheap staff was a routine.
I think they should concentrate first on running the airport efficiently instead of getting into new ventures.
I have to disagree concerning the latest Condition of the airport although you are right concerning the period the constructions were undergoing.
I habe travelled 2 weeks ago from SKT to MED via BAH and have travelled at least the 5th time from SKT. They have improved a lot and the new Departure Lounge in the upper floor as well as the Air Bridges are great! It took me not more than 30 Mins to reach the Departure Lounge as everything went smoothly. So regarding the current Condition of the Airport I have to say it is on International Level.

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by alimirfin » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:20 pm

During my last trip via SKt a couple of years ago, I found that two passengers were smoking in the waiting lounge and nobody noticed except one east asian was shocked what going on. :D

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by mianazeem » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:13 am

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I landed and departed from Sialkot Airport in November of 2016 and in no way it looked like an international airport. Arrival lounge had wires hanging through the roof and Departure lounge was so small that many of the passengers couldn't find a place to sit and it felt cramped with a foul smell. They could have spend more money and build spacious lounges to cater for present and future.
Air bridges were not ready at that time so had to climb the stairs to the plane with my wife and two young kids. Had to request somebody to get our carry on luggage up to the plane. I heard from a good friend who is a manager with a foreign airline and currently stationed in Sialkot that the board of directors were trying to run the airport like a factory. Firing and hiring cheap staff was a routine.
I think they should concentrate first on running the airport efficiently instead of getting into new ventures.
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I have to disagree concerning the latest Condition of the airport although you are right concerning the period the constructions were undergoing.
I habe travelled 2 weeks ago from SKT to MED via BAH and have travelled at least the 5th time from SKT. They have improved a lot and the new Departure Lounge in the upper floor as well as the Air Bridges are great! It took me not more than 30 Mins to reach the Departure Lounge as everything went smoothly. So regarding the current Condition of the Airport I have to say it is on International Level.
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Thanks for the update. I hope it has improved by now. Will update in couple of months as I will be flying again in January from Sialkot.

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Re: Air Sial – another initiative of exporters

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:17 pm

Air Sial to be Operational by Next Year

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Chairman Air Sial, Fazal Jilani has said that Air Sial will be operational in the middle of next year. The purpose of launching of an airline project was to serve the people of the country by ensuring provision of quality aviation facilities amidst deteriorating status of aviation industry of Pakistan, he said.

Talking to Business Recorder on Wednesday he said that airline will start its operations from Karachi on different domestic routes. Answering a question, he said that initially the airline will start its flights operation with three planes and later on more planes would be added in the fleet.

About the domestic flight routes he said that flights would be operated from Karachi to Islamabad, Sialkot, Lahore and Skardu etc. and after analysing the success of the operation the network of flights would be expanded to more destinations.

Source: Business Recorder (November 2, 2017)
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Re: Sialkot Tycoons To Set Up Airline

Post by Pakistan-1 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:47 pm

What’s the point of having an airline named after Sialkot if it’s going to be based in Karachi? And why is Karachi the only Hub that is used as a home base in Pakistan ?
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Re: Sialkot Tycoons To Set Up Airline

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:27 pm

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* Air Sial flight operations expected to start by June 2018 initially with three Airbus A320 family aircraft.

* Initially, each investor was asked to pitch in with Rs5 lakh to complete the first step – registering Air Sial with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). A complication arose, as in one company the SECP only allows a maximum of 25 directors. Until then, 110 were already on board. So, these 110 were dubbed as ‘promoter directors’, which were to decide among themselves which 25 would be registered with the SECP.

* A community-based project, it has 200 directors, each investing Rs10 million to make it a neat Rs2 billion.

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