Associated Group has decided to launch a commercial airline service for businessmen, executives, and bankers.
According to a media report, the Group is planning to invest $15 million for the launch of an all-business-class airline. The project is in the advanced stages of implementation and the airline’s operations will focus on flights within Pakistan.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Associated Group, Iqbal Z Ahmed, told that the Group has identified Embraer E-190 as potential aircraft. “It’s an 80-passenger aircraft with all business class seats and we are targeting to start our commercial operations from January 1, 2020,” said the CEO.
Associate Group is one of the leading business houses in Pakistan with business interests mostly in the energy sector. It is the largest producer, marketer, and transporter of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Pakistan.