QUETTA: Director General of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Farooq Rahmatullah visited the International Airport here on Saturday and reviewed the progress made by the Authority for the up-gradation of the airport. During his visit, Rahmatullah said that CAA has allocated Rs. 270 million for the up gradation Quetta International Airport.
Highlighting the CAA’s achievements, he said that Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore is ranked among the world’s number one airport in service performance conducted by Singapore Airline. He further said that CAA has planned to equip the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) with state of the art facilities for both domestic and international passengers and the new airport would have the capacity to cater to the needs of nine million passengers annually.
He said that NIIA will be equipped with two runways and about 82 percent work has been completed and remaining work will be accomplished shortly. Rahmatullah said that by the April 2008, work at terminal building will be started and the project will be completed within 33 months. Further emphasizing upon the organization’s commitment to keep pace with global aviation benchmarks, he maintained that presently the CAA is operating in strict compliance to International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards.-SANA