AirSial (PF, Karachi International) has been authorised by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PkCAA) to operate scheduled short-haul international flights but must first expand its fleet.

"The first international flight is expected to take off in early October," Chief Executive Ameen Ahsan told business publication Profit.

The permit issued on August 18, 2022, allows the privately-owned carrier to operate to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Iran, and Iraq. However, in accordance with Pakistani regulations, the carrier must have a fleet of at least five aircraft before it can venture abroad. The ch-aviation fleets module shows that, as of now, AirSial's fleet comprises only three A320-200s although a fourth is due for delivery shortly. The airline did not respond to ch-aviation's request for comment.

AirSial launched in late 2020 and secured international traffic rights a year later. However, it has so far only been allowed to operate non-scheduled charter flights outside of Pakistan. Its scheduled network currently covers tier I Pakistani airports namely Karachi International, Islamabad International, Lahore International, and Peshawar.