Islamabad (Adnan Hameed): Skardu Airport, nestled in the breathtaking Karakoram range, has recently become more than just a point of transit for tourists. The picturesque airport itself has become a tourist attraction, signaling the rise of Skardu as a prime destination for travelers. The North’s warm hospitality was on full display as both local and foreign tourists flocked to the scenic city, resulting in a surge in tourism and an increase in Skardu’s popularity.
The small airport, known for its stunning views and big-hearted officials, played a vital role in enhancing the overall holiday experience for the visitors. The warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere provided by the airport staff added to the charm of the trip, leaving a lasting impression on the tourists.
Moreover, this surge in tourism led to a significant milestone in the region’s aviation history, with a record-breaking 12 full-to-capacity Airbus A320 flights operating in a single day, connecting Skardu to major cities like Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore. This improved connectivity has made Skardu a more accessible and attractive destination for travelers from across Pakistan and beyond.
The positive feedback from the tourists is expected to encourage more people to visit Skardu, contributing to the continued growth of tourism and generating employment opportunities in the region. Skardu’s enchanting landscapes, warm hospitality, and improved air connectivity are positioning it as a must-visit destination for adventurers and nature lovers alike.