Skardu: Secretary and Director General Civil Aviation Authority(CAA), who was here to review the expansion and arrangements of Skardu Airport, called on Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon and gave a briefing on the expansion of Skardu Airport. In the briefing, the Director General CAA said that work on the expansion of Skardu Airport is in full swing. And soon international flights will land at Skardu Airport. On the occasion, Governor Gilgit-Baltistan lauded the CAA for operating flights to Gilgit-Baltistan from other cities of the country and stressed on the need for timely completion of Skardu Airport expansion project and provision of facilities similar to other airports in the country.
The Governor Gilgit-Baltistan further said that with the expansion of Skardu Airport, national and international flights will land at Skardu Airport which will not only reduce the travel difficulties of the locals but also revolutionize tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan as per the vision of the Prime Minister. Tourists and mountaineers will come to Gilgit-Baltistan on international flights, which will boost tourism in the region and provide employment opportunities for unemployed youth. Stressing on the need to operate direct flights, he said that direct flights would significantly reduce the travel difficulties and expenses of the local people.