The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) started a complimentary tea service at Skardu airport on Saturday. The practice has been introduced by the Director-General CAA, who directed all managers at the airport to provide the service. The service is offered only to the departure lounge travellers.
The passengers were pleasantly surprised on finding that the tea service was free of charge. Sardar Abdullah Jamil, a traveller, said that this was a great idea for the winters since there are no tea shops or anything else at the airport. James Smith, a German tourist who came to Skardu for trekking, said that he had never come across, in any airport around the world, such a service.
He really appreciated it and commended CAA for facilitating the passengers. CAA has also set up a help desk and a free porter service for special needs and aged passengers at the Skardu airport.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2016.