In a first, air taxi to operate in Pakistan

1684676241 In a first air taxi to operate in Pakistan

A first-of-its-kind online aerial taxi service will be launched soon in Pakistan, offering people a fast and innovative means of transportation within the country. 

The facility, launched by Private Company Sky Wings in collaboration with a foreign investor, will be available to individuals in Karachi within two weeks. Jinnah International Airport in Karachi has also signed an agreement in this regard.

According to Sky Wings Aviation’s Chief Operating Officer Imran Aslam Khan, individuals can use the mobile app to choose their desired time and destination, like other taxi booking apps.

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The fare for this new service will be much lower than typical charter flights, which cost Rs2.5 million for a trip from Karachi to different cities in Sindh and Balochistan. The taxi service initially has eight aircraft with two to six seats, but more aircraft will be launched soon.

COO Khan said that a DA 40 Diamond from a German aircraft manufacturer has been added to the fleet this week, with three passenger seats apart from the pilot. Moreover, the aircraft can fly at a speed of 160 knots (about 300 kilometres) per hour in one refuelling.

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COO Khan also said that the aircraft can be booked through other transportation apps like Careem, Uber, and Bykea. He added that private jet owners can also choose to participate in the aerial service.

“Apart from political, religious, and business personalities, other professionals like tourists, lawyers, journalists, doctors, and ordinary citizens will also be able to benefit from aerial taxis,” he added.

He further said that the service will not only offer a faster way of travelling but also boost tourism in the country.