Federal Cabinet announces new aviation policy

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry  announced that a new aviation policy had been approved during the federal cabinet meeting.

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“The purpose for this is to provide benefits to our aviation industry,” Chaudhry said, adding that it was necessary to improve travel facilities to the country[s tourist locations.

The minister announced that passenger airlines in Pakistan will be able to import aeroplanes which are 18-years-old compared to the previous limit of 12 years.

Chaudhry said cargo planes up to 30 years old could be imported.

New recommendations in regards to aviation also included charges on flight kitchens being abolished, and a recommendation to reduce taxes on domestic routes.

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