Alvir Airways is a newly launched airline, currently in the very early stages of start-up. As of August 2021, very little has been announced, besides the initial routes and fleets that the airline hopes to operate on. It is a domestic airline to be based in Pakistan. The airline will be operating from 3 locations, Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan, Lahore and Karachi.
Alvir Airways Pakistan is on a mission to help boost tourism within Pakistan and regional air access. The airline has plans to operate commercial scheduled passenger flights, connecting the capital and the big cities of Pakistan namely Punjab and Sindh with key tourist destinations, including Gilgit, Turbat, and Gwadar.
In the meantime, if you're looking for airlines that fly to popular tourist destinations within Pakistan, you can take a look at our list of alternative airlines below, or take a look at our full guide to domestic flights within Pakistan.
Alvir Airways has yet to release information around their baggage policy.
As Alvir Airways is in the primary stage of its start-up, it has yet to release information regarding its baggage allowance for passengers.
Unfortunately, this information has yet to be announced. In all instances, passengers must ensure that their baggage complies with the airline's policy, otherwise may face excess baggage fees at the airport. When you book your seats through Alternative Airlines, it is easy to add an additional baggage allowance to your booking (if permitted by the airline).
The airline has yet to release information about their cabin classes (Economy, Premium, or Business, for example) will be available, as well as what the onboard experience will be like.
Alvir Airways is still in their early phases, so are yet to release details on whether they will offer online check-in or other check-in policies.
It is not yet known whether online check-in is available.
Alvir Airways has yet to publish an announcement regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances, it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.
The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.
Alvir Airways is not currently part of an airline alliance program.
Alvir Airways will operate as a domestic carrier, connecting Islamabad with popular tourist regions. Initially, these destinations will be Gilgit, Turbat, and Gwadar.
Gilgit is another valley and a major tourist destination in Pakistan, serving as a hub for trekking in the Karakoram mountain range.
As well as being famed for its stunning scenery, Chitral (a town on the Chitral River) is a historical and cultural hub, holding numerous festivals and events.
Gwadar is a port city located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Thanks to the city’s long sandy beaches, it attracts many domestic tourists each year.
Turbat is a stunning city packed with great history and leisure activities such as water sports.
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The new Islamabad International Airport (ISB) is the main international airport serving the city of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The airport opened in 2018, to replace the now defunct Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The airport serves as the main hub for Pakistan International Airlines, the national flag carrier of Pakistan, and North Air. Other international airlines that operates at the airport include Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Qatar Airways, China Southern Airlines, Kuwait Airways and Oman Air.
The airline has yet to announce what aircraft it will operate when it begins flying. However, Alvir Airways seems to have expressed an interest in an Embraer E195 and E145, which is popular aircraft used by carriers around the world for short-haul flights.
If you're looking to fly to Islamabad from an international destination, the following airlines operate flights from around the world, including Europe, Asia, and the US: Thai Airways, Etihad Airways, Air China.
Book flights in confidence through Alternative Airlines. We specialise in making it easier to book flights to remote locations, in English, with the support of our expert customer service team. We ticket most of the airlines that fly internally within Pakistan. To begin your search, simply type in the names of your departure and arrival cities or airports into the search bar at the top of the page.