Monday 6 September 2021


Presently Pakistan has four airlines, the largest being the national carrier PIA (Pakistan International Airline (PK) which operates a fleet of 25 aircraft – narrow and widebodies. 

The remaining three are AirBlue (PS), SerenAir (ER), and AirSial (PF) - the latest one - each have a fleet size of no more than 10 aircraft and are all low-cost carriers. 

With a growing population of 225 million, Pakistan definitely does have space for more airlines to enter, such as Fly Jinnah, scheduled to be launched in 2022.



The Air Arabia Group, a large low-cost carrier from the middle east along with the Lakson Group, Pakistan-based business conglomerates have joint hands to launch the country’s newest low-cost airline called "Fly Jinnah".

The proposed airline will be headquartered in Karachi and will initially focus on the domestic market and eventually fly overseas with The Middle East and the GCC being its largest potential market.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, stated, "We are delighted at Air Arabia Group to partner with Lakson Group on this joint venture to launch Pakistan's new low-cost carrier.

We are confident that "Fly Jinnah" will add value to the air transport sector of Pakistan and directly contribute to the local economy through job creation and the development of travel and tourism sector."

Iqbal Ali Lakhani, Chairman of Lakson Group, stated, "We are excited to partner with Air Arabia is launching Pakistan's new low-cost carrier. "Fly Jinnah" will serve Pakistan's travel and tourism sector and will play a constructive role in contributing to the nation's economic growth."

Early 2022 is the expected date for the new low-cost carrier to take to the skies after securing all approvals from Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority.

More details on launch dates, routes and fleet will be announced in due time.

Saturday 4 September 2021

Air Arabia and Pakistani group to launch budget airline 'Fly Jinnah'

Air Arabia on Friday announced another joint venture (JV) after Fly Arna as it collaboared with one of Pakistan’s leading business conglomerates Lakson Group to launch a low-cost airline, Fly Jinnah.

The proposed JV will set up a budget carrier serving domestic and international routes from Pakistan, catering to a population of 220 million.

Work on securing an air operating certificate (AOC) will commence shortly and details about the launch date, fleet and destination network will be announced in due course. Aviation sources said the new airline is expected to take off early next year.

“Fly Jinnah will serve the strategic vision of Pakistan’s travel and tourism sector and contribute to the country’s economic growth and job creation, while providing Pakistanis with reliable and value for money air travel,” a statement said.

Air Jinnah will be latest entrant in Pakistan’s growing aviation market after SereneAir and Air Sial. Alvir Airways also secured a licence to operate domestic flights. Pakistan International Airlines is the only listed carrier in the country while airblue is the oldest active airline in the private sector.

Jet Green Airline and Q-Airlines are also in process to secure an AOC.

Saturday 14 August 2021

About The Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah (born Mahomedali Jinnahbhai; 25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was a barrister, politician and the founder of Pakistan.[1] Jinnah served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until the inception of Pakistan on 14 August 1947, and then as the Dominion of Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. He is revered in Pakistan as the Quaid-i-Azam ("Great Leader") and Baba-i-Qaum ("Father of the Nation"). His birthday is observed as a national holiday in Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Photo
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Born at Wazir Mansion in Karachi, Jinnah was trained as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn in London, England. Upon his return to British India, he enrolled at the Bombay High Court, and took an interest in national politics, which eventually replaced his legal practice. Jinnah rose to prominence in the Indian National Congress in the first two decades of the 20th century. In these early years of his political career, Jinnah advocated Hindu–Muslim unity, helping to shape the 1916 Lucknow Pact between the Congress and the All-India Muslim League, in which Jinnah had also become prominent. Jinnah became a key leader in the All-India Home Rule League, and proposed a fourteen-point constitutional reform plan to safeguard the political rights of Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. In 1920, however, Jinnah resigned from the Congress when it agreed to follow a campaign of satyagraha, which he regarded as political anarchy.

By 1940, Jinnah had come to believe that the Muslims of the subcontinent should have their own state to avoid the possible marginalised status they may gain in an independent Hindu–Muslim state. In that year, the Muslim League, led by Jinnah, passed the Lahore Resolution, demanding a separate nation for British Indian Muslims. During the Second World War, the League gained strength while leaders of the Congress were imprisoned, and in the provincial elections held shortly after the war, it won most of the seats reserved for Muslims. Ultimately, the Congress and the Muslim League could not reach a power-sharing formula that would allow the entirety of British India to be united as a single state following independence, leading all parties to agree instead to the independence of a predominantly Hindu India, and for a Muslim-majority state of Pakistan.

As the first Governor-General of Pakistan, Jinnah worked to establish the new nation's government and policies, and to aid the millions of Muslim migrants who had emigrated from neighbouring India to Pakistan after the two states' independence, personally supervising the establishment of refugee camps. Jinnah died at age 71 in September 1948, just over a year after Pakistan gained independence from the United Kingdom. He left a deep and respected legacy in Pakistan. Innumerable streets, roads and localities in the world are named after Jinnah. Several universities and public buildings in Pakistan bear Jinnah's name. According to his biographer, Stanley Wolpert, Jinnah remains Pakistan's greatest leader.


Presently Pakistan has four airlines, the largest being the national carrier PIA (Pakistan International Airline (PK) which operates a fleet...