Monday, February 3, 2014
Regarding the Multan International Airport
Regarding the Multan International Airport, the minister said it was being upgraded by the CAA. The terminal building had been completed, while ancillary facilities like roads, electricity and sewerage were struck up due to clearance of land by military authorities.
He said the upgradation of airport had been planned for the operation of wide-bodied aircraft (B-747 or equivalent) and corresponding passenger facilities at cost of Rs 8 billion.
The minister said some airports, including Bannu, had been closed due to non-availability of passengers, which would be made operational after the arrival of new aircraft and availability of passengers.
The government has issued directives to the PIA to address complaints regarding booking of seats on priority, he said and added that five more small aircraft were being taken on lease from Turkey to facilitate passengers.