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Rs25,000/hour fare: Pakistan’s first helicopter tour service launched in Karachi

Rs25,000/hour fare: Pakistan’s first helicopter tour service launched in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s first ‘City Helicopter Tour’ service has been launched in the metropolis by the country’s only private jet and charter company, Princely Jets to give the citizen chance of enjoying VIP travel and panoramic view of the city.

Princely Jets CEO Ghouse Akbar said that the company was offering helicopter ride at a nominal fare of just Rs 25,000 and this was a common feature of tourism related services.

The Helicopter ride offers aerial sightseeing of the city’s natural environment and dramatic coastlines as well as major city land marks and operated by Princely Jets from its base at Karachi International Airport, each tour will last approximately 1 hour which includes a route briefing by the crew, refreshments and a 20 minute helicopter tour.

Ghouse said that they had approached different organisations including trade bodies, insurance companies, etc for its services but no positive response had been received so far. Moreover, he said that there was a huge potential in private air charter industry as only 20 private jets were operating in Pakistan as compared to India and Middle East, where around 400 and 1200 private jets were available for charter respectively.