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Saidu Sharif Airport to Reopen to Facilitate Tourists

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:53 pm

MINGORA: Malakand Division Commissioner Syed Zaheerul Islam on Sunday said Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Rtd) Nasirul Mulk had taken notice of the prolonged demand of reopening the Kanju Airport for domestic flights and people of Swat would soon hear good news in this regard.
He was speaking to the delegation of local government representatives and local elders led by Kabal Tehsil Nazim Rahmat Ali.

The Malakand Commissioner said the Swat valley had a great tourist attraction and it would be necessary to facilitate the tourists to explore its natural beauty to the outward world. He said that the Prime Minister was taking a keen interest in re-opening of the Kanju Airport.

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Re: Saidu Sharif Airport to Reopen to Facilitate Tourists

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:01 pm

Today, the National Assembly was informed that PIA flights to/from Saidu Sharif Airport are suspended due to lack of passengers.

Facilities at the airport were damaged by terrorists in 2008. The airport was rehabilitated in 2014.

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Re: Saidu Sharif Airport to Reopen to Facilitate Tourists

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:37 pm

Today, Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed in a meeting with Acting CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik discussed re-opening of Saidu Sharif Airport. Operationalization of the airport will help in promotion of tourism in the region, the minister said.

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Re: Saidu Sharif Airport to Reopen to Facilitate Tourists

Post by ammad » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:11 am

Abbas Ali wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:37 pm
Today, Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed in a meeting with Acting CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik discussed re-opening of Saidu Sharif Airport. Operationalization of the airport will help in promotion of tourism in the region, the minister said.

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In my opinion this route will be in loss even if it is once daily ATR flight.

Swat Motorway project is progressing well, which makes this potentially new route at difficult situation to operate.
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Re: Saidu Sharif Airport to Reopen to Facilitate Tourists

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:53 pm

Saidu Sharif Airport to be reopened

1/30/2019

ISLAMABAD:
The government has in principle decided to make the Saidu Sharif Airport in Swat operational to promote tourism in the country.

Established in 1978, the airport used to handle two flights a day from Islamabad and Peshawar but it was closed down when the law and order situation in the valley deteriorated.

As part of preparations for reopening the airport, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chief operating officer met with Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, who also belongs to Swat.

According to a statement, the minister said Swat is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and that making the Saidu Sharif Airport operational will help promote tourism.

He said PIA`s collaboration is imperative for reopening the airport.

Source: DAWN
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