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Under Construction Gwadar International Airport.

The most modern and the largest 246 million dollar New Gwadar International Airport will be operational by September 2023 to welcome local and international flights at the port city.
According to an official source, being built on an area of 4,300 acres, the airport's different units are at different stages of development and the overall construction of the airport would be finished before September 2023.

The New Gwadar International Airport is being managed and operated by the Civil Aviation Authority and is owned by a tripartite venture between Pakistan, Oman, and China.
It is a part of the gigantic China Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC project, a cornerstone of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

It will stimulate the development of the Gwadar peninsula and boost trade between Pakistan and China, hence transforming the geopolitical status of the region into the geo-economic hub of investment and trade opportunities.


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After two years of renovation, the main runway of Lahore Airport was opened

The main runway of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport was opened for flights at 10 pm on Friday after two years of repair and renovation.
According to airport sources, Allama Iqbal International Airport’s main runway 36R had deteriorated due to prolonged use without repair, where landing of Boeing 777 or other heavy aircraft was difficult.

The runway was closed for maintenance in August 2020 and runway 36L was used as an alternative for landing and take-off.
According to airport sources, a period of one and a half years was given for the repair of Runway 36R, but the repair and renovation work was delayed. The main runway was opened for flights on Friday night.
Thai Airways flight TG342 from Bangkok made its first landing at 36R at 10:06 PM.
 

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They really need to get working to lift that EU ban on Pakistani airlines flights to Europe.
PIA still banned to europe is not good for the airline as well as people having to go via middleeast…..need direct flights as lufthansa and others not coming to Pak
 

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CCECC finishes runway upgradation of Lahore airport​


By Fatima Javed | Gwadar Pro Aug 10, 2022



LAHORE, Aug. 10 (Gwadar Pro) - China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in collaboration with Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has finished the runway upgradation of Lahore International Airport.
According to Pakistan Aviation OPLA (AIIAP), the Primary Runway (36R/18L) has become operational since July 29th after reconstruction and upgradation. The upgraded runway is capable of taking off and landing the world’s largest passenger airliners, promoting connection of Pakistan to the world.
Talking to Gwadar Pro, a senior official from PCAA affirmed that the latest equipment has been fixed on the main runway for the guidance of the pilots landing planes at the airport. The latest system will help pilots in landing during inclement weather conditions.
“Allama Iqbal International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Pakistan. The airport after upgradation will further expand Pakistan's external connection window, promote local employment and boost regional development. It’s a good addition to Lahore Airport infrastructure and operational capacity,” he said.
The main runway is designed with the highest civil aviation standard for safe and efficient operation. With 3.35km length, 56cm thickness and Grade 4F PQC, it can also accommodate Airbus A380 carriers.
Lahore International Airport Main Runway, undertaken by CCECC, has been handed over to Civil Aviation Authority. The main runway of the Lahore airport R-36 was damaged because of the prolonged use without any repair work causing disruption and delay in the landing of heavy aircraft.
Earlier Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R re-construction & upgrade project completion was celebrated by project contractors and consultants. Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique also attended the ceremony.

 

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The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has decided to provide internet facility to its passengers during flights

According to details, the national carrier will soon provide internet facility to passengers and has started the installation of Wi-Fi devices.

The PIA management has also sought recommendations from the firms willing for the installation of the in-flight entertainment system.

Initially, the internet facility will be offered on PIA’s 10 Boeing 777s, which have been deployed on longer routes, and 14 AIRBUS A320. The decision was taken in the light of the special instructions of Federal Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.

Earlier in July, it was reported that the United States (US) showed readiness for direct flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from Pakistan..
 

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Hytera Company to provide Advanced Communications Solution to New Gwadar Airport​


By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro Aug 12, 2022



KARACHI, Aug 12 (Gwadar Pro)- Chinese Company Hytera, one of the world’s leading providers of professional communications technologies and solutions, will provide an “Advanced Communication System” to the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA).
The NGIA, built across an area of 4,300 acres, is expected to become the largest airport in Pakistan after its completion in 2023 and is one of the main projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
According to an official statement, the Hytera airport communications solutions were chosen to provide reliable and robust communication for the NGIA in order to ensure the safety of passengers and employees both on the ground and in the air.
As per the contract, Hytera will deploy top-of-the-line equipment and communication system for the new Gwadar International Airport, including 1 DIB-R5 Compact Tetra Base Station, Smart One Dispatch System, and multiple portable radios, mobile radios as well as repeaters.
The project marked another milestone of Hytera’s progress in the airport industry and in the Pakistani market. Its roster of clients in the airport industry includes Qatar Airways, PMIA Airport, Hong Kong Airport, Vienna Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport, and Helsinki Airport.
Expanded its business footprint to Pakistan in 2005, Hytera has been committed to providing safe and reliable communication systems for various industry verticals in the country. In recent years, Hytera opened a local office in Islamabad to further improve its pre-sales and after-sales service in Pakistan.

 

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British Airways has decided to resume direct flights from London to Islamabad .

British Airways will have to pay aeronautical charges to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) under an agreement. The permission letter issued by the PCAA stated that the airline will be bound to follow the assigned flight routes.

British Airways will not be allowed to carry military or spying equipment in its flights, whereas, the airline’s administration will have to give prior information to the concerned authorities in Pakistan regarding the cancelled and delayed flights.

It is pertinent to mention here that the airline had temporarily suspended its flight operations to Islamabad two months ago.

Back in February this year, British Airways suspended direct flights between Lahore and London Heathrow on completion of the duration of the agreement.

According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson, The UK-based airline had suspended Lahore-London flights due to some operational reasons.
 

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Air travellers must declare currency, jewellery: CAA

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August 17, 2022

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has started implementing Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards in accordance with the government’s directives for submission of customs’ declaration forms by all inbound and outbound passengers of international flights giving details of their currency, gold jewellery, precious stones and restricted goods such as narcotics, weapons, satellite phones, etc.

Pakistan Customs has been directed to depute its staff at all international airports to facilitate inbound/outbound passengers of all international flights.

The airlines’ crews will distribute the customs’ declaration forms during the flights among all passengers, irrespective of their nationality.

The declaration forms will be deposited at the customs’ counters before the immigration desks at all airports.

Airlines’ crews will distribute customs’ declaration forms among passengers
For outbound flights, airlines have been directed to ask their staff and travel agents to ensure that they would provide a copy of the Customs declarations to passengers to fill it at the time of booking of tickets.

A PCAA spokesperson said that all international passengers coming to and going from Pakistan will have to fill a Customs’ declaration (including currency declaration) form.

He said the issuance of the boarding passes to passengers going abroad from Pakistan was subject to submission of Customs’ declaration forms.

All passengers coming to the country from abroad will also fill customs’ declaration forms at Pakistan’s airports, the spokesman said.

During incoming flights to Pakistan, flight crew will inform passengers about the currency and customs’ declaration forms’ details to facilitate them, he said.

The declaration’s details must be provided at the customs’ counters at all International Arrivals Lounge desks before the immigration.

The Pakistan Customs has also been directed to depute its staff along with airlines staff to supervise and assist passengers at facilitation counters inside the check-in halls of all airports.

The PCAA would provide full support, space and counters to Pakistan Customs and airlines for implementing the FATF code of conduct, the CAA spokesman said.

The assistant collector of customs, customs house, dry port, station managers of PIA, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia and Gulf Air have also been directed to implement the government’s instructions.

Published in Dawn, August 17th, 2022
 

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Egypt Air has begun operating commercial cargo flights between Cairo and Lahore, Pakistan.
The first flight landed yesterday..
 

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