Zara Airways to introduce direct flights from Canada to Pakistan

Airline appoints former MD Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as an adviser

Canadian airline Zara Airways has unveiled plans to launch direct flights from Toronto to three major cities in Pakistan in August, marking a significant development in air travel between the two nations.

The airline will operate three weekly flights from Toronto to Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore. It plans to initiate operations in August, utilising two Boeing 777 aircraft initially, with the potential to expand the fleet based on demand. The partnership with Shaheen Airport for ground services, cabin crew, and other operational support will further strengthen Zara Airways’ capabilities.

To ensure a smooth commencement of operations, Zara Airways is currently in the process of securing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Canadian government.

Zara Airways has appointed Ejaz Haroon, former managing director of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), as an adviser.

The establishment of Zara Airways is poised to invigorate Pakistan’s aviation industry, which has recently witnessed positive developments. The approval of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and SunExpress by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will introduce increased competition, ultimately leading to lower fares and improved services for passengers. Additionally, Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of direct flights between Karachi and Addis Ababa, a route that had been suspended since 2004.


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  1. That is very good news. I will for sure use the service if the price is competative and the service is good.

  2. Yes I heard good news about starting operations by Zara Airways and surely use its services if competitive.

  3. Looking farward for fantastic start really excited. I hope v ll have better service which is long awaited on this route. Good luck

  4. Good News. I am planning to fly in July 2023 from Zara Airways from Isb to Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. When can I get the ticket earliest and Where is your office in Islamabad/Rwp.

    • I think the PIAs’ mounted capacity is sufficient for this route and hardly managing there flight loads. Ultimately the increased capacity will be a price war for the survival of which will definitely make the losses to both airlines. Initially people will try a new product but let’s see the trend after few months of the operation.

  5. great effort but 1 question is that why not trying to start flight for newyork..there is no direct flight for usa a nd a lot travellrs are willing direct flight for jfk airport from pakistan

  6. Nice to hear that a privately owned Airline is starting business on a profitable 📈 route. which will be beneficial for the community living in Toronto as well as the new airline if the fares are economical. It’s always a challenge to get the direct flight to Karachi when needed.


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