The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has taken an initiative to provide free porter services for senior citizens and for families with young children.
We reached out to @AirportPakistan, the ultimate source for all things Pakistani and air travel, about this much-needed service that is required for both international and domestic passengers using Pakistani airports to commute.
Details about the Free Porter Services
In a series of tweets, the @AirportPakistan account confirmed to ProPakistani that passengers can book a porter in advance by calling the respective airport. The Free Porter service is offered for the elderly, for those with special needs or unwell passengers.
The initiative will go a long way in addressing the needs of people who normally wouldn’t travel alone, given the physically taxing experience that flying to other destinations can prove to be. With the free porter service, they have one less reason to dread air travel in Pakistan.
Usually such services are supposed to be the norm internationally, but it is heartening to see it launched here later than never at all.
Currently, the service is at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi airports. Plans for expanding this service to other airports are under consideration by the CAA.
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