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Can Pakistan's new budget airline give domestic travel a lift?

Low-cost operator Fly Jinnah expected to inject competition into market

Budget carrier Fly Jinnah is a joint venture between Lakson Group of Pakistan and Air Arabia Group of the United Arab Emirates. (Screenshot from Fly Jinnah's Facebook page) 

ISLAMABAD -- Qudrat Baloch, a businessman in Quetta, in southwestern Pakistan, travels frequently to Karachi, the country's largest city and commercial hub, for business.

"I had stopped traveling by air from Quetta to Karachi because return airfares were very expensive," Baloch told Nikkei.

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