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First international flight from Skardu takes off for Dubai

First international flight from Skardu takes off for Dubai

HP News Room

The first international flight from Skardu, Pakistan, to Dubai took off on August 23, 2023 making the mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region more accessible to foreign travelers.

The flight, operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), departed from Skardu Airport at 10:00 AM local time and arrived in Dubai at 1:00 PM local time. The flight was carrying 160 passengers, including tourists, business travelers, and government officials.


The establishment of direct flights between Skardu and Dubai is a major milestone for Pakistan’s tourism industry. Skardu is a popular destination for hiking, trekking, and mountaineering, and the new flights will make it easier for international travelers to visit the region.

The flight was a smooth operation, and the passengers were happy with the service. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) staff at the airport efficiently handled the passengers’ immigration process, contributing to a seamless travel experience.

The Skardu International Airport, which was inaugurated in December 2021, has played a pivotal role in facilitating this new route. The airport is equipped with modern facilities and can handle large aircraft.

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