The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a major upgrade to Turbat International Airport, enabling it to accommodate larger aircraft.
According to the CAA, Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 aircraft can now land at Turbat International Airport, marking a considerable improvement from the previous capability that limited the airport to only ATR and smaller aircraft. This upgrade allows foreign airlines to commence flight operations at Turbat International Airport, expanding its reach and connectivity.
Temporary Closure for Repairs and Future Developments
In April, Turbat Airport temporarily closed night flights for five months due to repair work, which was part of its improvement plan. Furthermore, in a notable development, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) recently resolved to construct a state-of-the-art air traffic control (ATC) tower at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
The decision was part of a series of measures taken during a board meeting in Karachi aimed at enhancing airport infrastructure and safety. Alongside the new ATC tower, a Rescue Fire Fighting (RFF) complex is also planned for Jinnah International Airport.
It is crucial to note that there are ongoing efforts to divide the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). A nine-member committee has been formed to manage this division. This committee’s responsibilities include transferring current assets and funds to new organizations and overseeing the transfer of employees, records, offices, furniture, machinery, vehicles, and funds. These steps are part of a broader initiative to restructure and improve the efficiency and functionality of Pakistan’s aviation sector.