Later talking to newsmen, COO Airblue Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said
that four such machines will be installed at Karachi airport for
domestic passengers within 2 weeks and later at other airports like
Lahore and Islamabad.
said that except for Emirates at Dubai airport, no other private
or public sector airline has this modern facility of self check-in.
will not only facilitate the passengers but also reduce load on
our counters which are limited in number, he added.
a question, he informed that required permission for UK- operation
is still awaited while our request is in the process. He said we
have also applied for operation to Jordan.
described airblue's operation to Gwadar as successful and said the
airline will start operating second flight a day in the month of
Khaqan said the airline, which ferried about half a million passengers
on its first anniverary, touched the one million mark on its second
anniversary and is likely to hit 1.50 to 1.75 lac passengers a month
during the period for third anniversary, if it gets permission for
a question, he said that new self check-in system has been introduced
after great research and with the use of totally indigenous technology.
another query, COO Airblue said the airline is likely to be listed
on Stock Exchange by next year. He told a questioner that at present
our seat occupancy rate is 80 percent on an average, "but we
don't measure it".
Manager Yusuf Abbas said Karachi airport is facing problems because
of power outages and our chilling plants suffering for the last
couple of weeks.
pointed out that for meeting our electricity requirements we need
12 KV load against which we are getting 9 KV from KESC which is
insufficient to keep the chillers running.
KESC provided us required quantity of electricity by resorting to
load-shedding in others areas, thus making our chillers functional.
He said the CAA has now decided to look into own power generation
plan for its new airports.
congratulated AirBlue on its second annivesary and said that at
every anniversary the airline introduced value added new system.
He described it premier airline of the future and said we feel proud
to have it on our airports.