Kashmir Air is a private company that is going to start commercial helicopter flights to AJK and northern areas of Pakistan for the transportation of tourists.
The president, addressing the launching ceremony of Kashmir Air in Bagh on Tuesday, said AJK is blessed with immense natural beauty and tourism potential, and the private sector should come forward to develop AJK’s tourism sector to realize its full potential.
President Alvi also urged the AJK government to promote sustainable and environment-friendly tourism, besides evolving tourism-friendly policies for facilitating private-sector investment.
The owner of Kashmir Air, Mahmoodul Haq, said that Kashmir Air is the first private airline of AJK that has obtained a license from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Initially, this airline will provide service with three helicopters. These AW139 three helicopters will make the airline operational and they will initially fly between Rawalkot to Muzaffarabad, Mirpur to Muzaffarabad, and Bhimbar to Muzaffarabad.
In the second stage, the airline will start its domestic and international flights between Islamabad to Lahore and Karachi. Later, the airline will start international operations between Gulf countries and Pakistan.