Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will today (Tuesday) inaugurate new Islamabad International Airport, while it will be fully operational from Thursday.

According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the first incoming flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from Karachi will land at the new airport at 11 am on the same day, while first flight of the national airline will depart for Karachi at 12.30 pm. The complete operation will commence from next Thursday.

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The CAA official said that domestic and foreign airlines have been conveyed directives in this regard.Earlier on April 7, the first mock flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had landed at the New Islamabad International Airport. PK-9001 had departed from Benazir International Airport at 1:00 pm and landed at the new airport around 1:30 pm.

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