Amaad Lone wrote:
A country of 180 million people, few million working overseas, and with a GDP of $250 billlion, and not a single world class airline............
And if it is allowed then someone should do it.
Amaad...I dont wnat to steer the discussion away from aviation, yet you have raised a very pertinent question, though in a different context.
Is it not a point to ponder, why are we where we are?. How many out of these 180 million are travelling class. Leaving aside a few lower class overseas workers, the one way fare from karachi to islamabad is more than the monthly salary of 60 % Pakistanis. We have not grown as a society. The upward social mobility which reflects the dynamism of a society and economy is growing in inverse. People are poorer (in real sense) then they were, say 20 years ago.
Now look at the travel statistics. Why should a non-pakistani visit Pakistan. No tourism, no business, poor law and order and above all fear for life.
Mind you, airlines grow with the nation. Business and tourism are the biggest drivers for an airline. You improve that and people will flock to you. Till then forget it.....
Apologies if i seem pessimistic.