ISLAMABAD: In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to promote tourism in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started development works for Swat, Chitral and Parachinar airports.
Sources said the Swat airport will be made operational at a cost of Rs80 million while the development work will be completed within two months.
Saidu Sharif Swat Airport is known as a gateway of tourism which was built in 1978. Later, in 2004, owing to the volatile security situation, the airport was closed.
For the same reason, Parachinar airport was also shut down in 2004. On the directions of the secretary aviation, a high-level committee visited Swat and Chitral airports.
The committee, comprising engineers, experts and administrative, surveyed the construction site of runways, terminal building and the control tower.
Under the new aviation policy, the airlines would be given perks regarding landing and parking charges at Swat and Parachinar airports.