A spokesman for the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) said in a tweet: “In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision master plan to promote tourism across the country, Skardu Airport starts operating as an international airport from December 2, 2021. Initially the operations will be under visual flight rules (VFR) only.”
Under the VFR, an aircraft is intended to operate in visual meteorological conditions (i.e. nice and clear weather). Clouds, heavy precipitation, low visibility, and other adverse weather conditions should be avoided under the VFR.