Pak aviation is flying high

via www.indianexpress.com

To any Indian traveling to Pakistan for the first time, the arrival at Karachi or Lahore is a pleasant surprise. The Quaid-E-Azam or Jinnah Airport at Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial hub, is not only well maintained but also techno savvy with internet kiosks at the departure lounge. Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International airport, though smaller, is more swank after its recent refurbishing.

Aesthetic floor tiling, subtle lighting and new electronic signboards give it a very modern look. The civil aviation authorities must also be complimented for a very efficient ground staff at their domestic airports. The country’s national carrier is certainly a notch above their Indian counterpart in all aspects — ticketing, baggage handling and customer service.

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