Govt Issues License to Lakson Group’s Fly Jinnah Services (Pvt) Ltd

The federal government has issued the regular public transport license (Passenger & Cargo) to M/s Fly Jinnah Services (Pvt) Limited, a project of the famous Lakson group.

Documents available with Propakistani stated that M/s Fly Jinnah Services (Pvt.) Limited is owned by a group of businessmen associated with different industries including travel, fast-moving consumer goods, power, and technology, that intends to launch a Regular Public Transport (RPT) airline in Pakistan.

The company had requested for issuance of RPT license (passenger & cargo) subsequently, the cabinet on the summary of the Aviation division gave the approval to grant the license to Lakson group project’ M/s Fly Jinnah Services (Pvt) Limited.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) had certified that the company had fulfilled all the conditions prescribed in National Aviation Policy-2019 and relevant rules/regulations for the issuance of the license.

PCAA has confirmed that M/s Fly Jinnah Services (Pvt.) Limited has loss-free paid-up capital of Rs350 million which is in line with the NAP-2019 and ANO-001-ATNR 3.0.

PCAA has also confirmed that the company plans to initially induct 3 Aircraft (preferably Airbus A320) on a dry lease basis and will subsequently increase its fleet size to 5 by the 2nd year and to 6 by the end of the 5th year of operations.

PCAA has confirmed that the company is registered with SECP in the name of an aviation sector company with 2 directors namely Iqbal Ali Lakhani (Chairman Lakson group) and Shahnawaz Haidar Nawabi.


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The company has inducted Shahnawaz Haider Nawabi as its Director and Chief Executive who holds an MBA from Harvard University and serves as Director on the Board of 3 companies including Public unlisted and private companies.

The company has given an undertaking to PCAA that M/s Fly Jinnah Services (Pvt.) Limited shall comply with the respective NAP, CARs,1994, ANOs and flight safety circulars airworthiness notices and any instruction issued by PCAA/ Federal Government from time to time.

Moreover, the Ministry of Interior has also granted necessary security clearance to the company as required under Article 4.3.6 of NAP-2019.

Under rule 177 (1) of the Civil Aviation Rules 1994 of NAP-2019, the Federal Government is the competent authority for issuance of RPT Licence and the Aviation Division supported the issuance of RPT Licence (passenger & cargo) to the airline.



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