ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The long-awaited New Islamabad International Airport is set to be officially inaugurated on Tuesday (April 1, 2018) by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The first incoming flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-300 from Karachi will land at the new airport at 11 am tomorrow while the first flight of the national airline will depart for Karachi at 12.30 pm.
One day to go! Are you ready for PIA’s inaugural flight to the New Islamabad International Airport?! You will get memorabilia for this special flight, along with special flight meals & the finest in–flight services! So, don’t miss out & stay tuned! #PIA #NewPIA #FirstFlightIIAP pic.twitter.com/HPbF93WvFH
— PIA (@Official_PIA) April 30, 2018
The complete operation will commence from Thursday (May 3).
Meanwhile, the Minister for Interior, Planning and Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal accompanied by the Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Secretary Aviation and other officials visited the New Islamabad International Airport on Monday and reviewed facilities being provided to the passengers.
The interior minister directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to provide best possible facilities to the passengers.
Talking to media, Ahsan Iqbal said that the new Islamabad Airport was a victim of lack of direction and planning. He said that in five years we have worked hard with allied ministries & departments in not only actualizing but effectively completing this project.
وفاقی وزیر جناب احسن اقبال کا اچانک نیو اسلام آباد ائیر پورٹ کا دورہ۔ جناب احسن اقبال نے ائیرپورٹ کے مختلف حصوں کا معائنہ کیا pic.twitter.com/bMJVTrm8RP
— Ministry of PD&R (@PlanComPakistan) April 30, 2018