Sialkot Business Community to Launch Their Own Private Airline

It seems that local exporters are taking an initiative of their own, To solve their issues, they are developing a private international airline on a self-help basis. Since the project is been spearheaded by Sialkot-based businessmen, the venture has been aptly named as AirSial.

Air Sial is a huge project that is being undertaken under the umbrella of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Fazal Jilani, President (SCCI) and Patron-in-Chief of Airsial, announced yesterday that they have started the registration of directors for Airsial.

The Progress on AirSial so far

The project was inaugurated in August 2015. The registration of directors has commenced recently, and it is pertinent to note that local businessmen are proceeding with the project with little to no governmental support in this endeavor.

In recent years, the businessmen in the region have completed massive projects such as the establishment of dry ports, export processing zone, small industrial estates, and even an international airport in Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL).

This lends credence to their current aim of establishing an airline to better meet the requirements of local imports and exports volumes. Sialkot is one of the main business hubs in Pakistan and such a project can help bolster its commercial profile nationally and internationally. The SCCI, with the support of local investors and businessmen, hopes to realize and execute this project in time.

With their sights currently set on acquiring Boeing 727-800 aircraft for flights, Mr Jilani hopes to have the airline operational by the end of this year.

The city of Sialkot is famous worldwide for their industries and high quality export material. Establishment of this airline will help local businesses grow as they will be able to export their products in much less time when compared to other competing local airlines.


  • Yasir Mahmood

    So far the best news

  • moaz135

    i think its Boeing 737-800 instead of 727-800
    because 727 has only two variant 727-100 n 727-200.
    and 727 is almost 3 decades old plane.
    correct ur info Rizwan Shahid

    • Imam Bux Mallah

      I liked your comment and upvoted except that last sentence :P Bit of rude!

      • moaz135

        oh man, this is not rude…
        i m just saying to him that he have to correct his info before publishing any article.

        and this is such a blunder between 727 and 737 :P

  • Ahsan Farooq

    Boeing 727_800 r u sure man…???its outdated and i don’t think any airline in the world is using 727 any more….

  • Ruby

    Why not concorde ?

    • Malik Muneeb

      Concord operation resume again in 2019

      • moaz135

        yap operation will resume, but that is no for commercial purpose.

  • now Sialkot Business Community should start paying their Taxes too..

  • ABDUL SATTAR MEMON

    Its great move to attract other businessmen to shift to Sialkot specially from Karaci

  • Eli Ehsan

    is it going to be a commercial carrier or a logistics one? brilliant example it will be for the rest of LAZY PURESTANI society if this happens.