Islamabad: The highly anticipated Gwadar International Airport is set to commence flight operations in August 2024. It is backed by a substantial investment totaling PKR 51 billion, as reported on December 30.
A spokesperson from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), whose identity remains undisclosed, confirmed this significant development. It highlights that the investment encompasses a substantial Chinese grant amounting to PKR 34 billion.
In the coming year, the CAA is poised to undertake several initiatives, all aimed at fostering the growth and modernization of aviation infrastructure nationwide:
- Construction of Muridke Aerodrome and the relocation of the existing Walton Aerodrome upon its completion in March 2024.
- Development of a new air traffic control tower and fire at Karachi Airport.
- Construction of a new-grade fleet airport at Dera Ismail Khan in a new location.