ISLAMABAD: The new international airport of the city will start working on Tuesday and is expected to be inaugurated this week.
The first two flights at the airport, one landing and the other taking off, will both be of the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines.
“New Islamabad International Airport to be made operational from May 1, 2018,” wrote senior Information Ministry official Danyal Gilani on his verified Twitter account on Sunday afternoon.
In an attacked image from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the first flight, from Karachi will land at the airport at 11am. Thereafter, a flight will depart for Karachi at 12:30pm.
“First incoming flight is to be PK-300 while first departing flight would be PK-301,” Gilani added.
Complete operations at the new airport are thereafter expected to commence from Thursday, May 3.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2018.