apex private-sector airline, AirBlue has announced to begin its
flights to UK with effect from June-01.
decision would expand the overseas network of AirBlue flights to
seven for various foreign countries including the United Kingdom.
various cities within Pakistan, the marvelous airline AirBlue
currently operates on manifold destinations in the United Arab Emirates
to launch flights to Manchester in UK with effect from June 01 was
announced by the Chief Operating Officer [COO] AirBlue Shahid Khaqan
Abbasi at a launching ceremony held here, under the auspices of
the management of AirBlue and local AITA-approved travel agents.
AirBlue direct flight to Manchester shall be originating from Islamabad,
AirBlue COO said that since lakhs of Kashmiris belonging to Mirpur
district were settled in Manchester and adjoining areas, AirBlue
decided to provide either-side direct traveling facility from Islamabad
to Manchester from June 1.
said that initially four flights on the route will be operated in
a week and later on it will be operated on daily basis for the facilities
of the passengers living in Manchester and the towns in its outskirt,
Khaqan Abbasi said that for the convenience of the people of Mirpur
and Manchester, it will fly at 2.00 p.m from Islamabad and land
at Manchester at 7.30 p.m (local time) the same day.
from Manchester, AirBlue bird will fly from Manchester at 2.00 a.m
(local time) and land at Islamabad 10.30 a.m. These direct flights
will be much convenient for people of Mirpur settled in Manchester
and other adjoining resorts.
AirBlue COO said that in order to provide more batter safe and comfortable
facilities to the commuters, his organization has added latest planes
in its fleet by raising the number of its flights from three and
seven on various foreign destinations including those determined
in United Kingdom, he added.
Haqan Abbasi said that since air lines business has emerged as a
high-frequency business, AirBlue has given a tremendous boost to
its system and emerged as the major private entity in the air carrier
field in Pakistan.
pointed out that AirBlue was operating its flights simultaneously
for their respectively stipulated destinations.
chief said that for the convenience of the local passengers of Mirpur
seeking to abroad Air-Blue for Manchester and other destinations,
his organization will provide check in facility to the passengers
close to their door step in Mirpur.
arrangements will be made to this direction soon, he added. He said
that free safe and comfortable transport will be provided to the
Air-Blue passengers hailing from Mirpur to and from Islamabad besides
the local check-in facility to the passengers.
said that in order his organization is also taking necessary steps
to provide self E-Ticketing facility to those passengers seeking
to travel by Air-Blue.
said that it was the basic endeavor of AirBlue to attract the passengers
of the excellent facilities which his organization is determined
to provide to the passengers seeking to travel through AirBlue on
their own choice and will.
also declared to provide dynamic and competitive fare as compared
to the fares of other contemporaries in the market.
has added latest planes in its fleet by raising the number of its
flights from three and seven on various foreign destinations, he
Khaqan Abbasi said free safe and comfortable transport will be provided
to the AirBlue passengers hailing from Mirpur to and from Islamabad
besides local check-in facility.
said his organization is also taking steps to provide E-ticketing
facility to passengers seeking to travel by AirBlue.
also assured to provide competitive fare to its patrons.
on the occasion appreciated the successes scored by the private
sector in various fields, including air traffic.
emphasized the need for establishment of an international airport
in the private-sector in Mirpur Azad Kashmir on the pattern of the
recently-constructed private-sector Sialkot International Airport
to facilitate thousands of local passengers who travel daily to
from the United Kingdom to Pakistan through different flights.
journalist Altaf Hamid Rao said that since over seven lakh out of
over one million Britain-based overseas Pakistanis hail from three
districts of Mirpur division and other parts of AJK, an international
airport in the private or public sector in Mirpur may prove to be
a major facility.
the AirBlue Chairman and COO Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the ceremony
was also addressed by Saeed Hassan DSM, Islamabad, ex-Chairman MDA
Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, CEO Bukhari Travels Muhammad Rafique and
Sayed Farhan Hussasin Shah, Saeed Agha, Khalil Piracha, Zaffar Iqbal,
Muhammad Iqbal and others.