Airblue, Pakistan's fastest growing airline, announced on Tuesday
the record travel of over 100,000 passengers and the highest monthly
revenue ever on its network in the month of August.
Airblue Managing Director, Syed Nasir Ali said that the airline
has been able to achieve this performance due to continuous growth
in its network and induction of the latest in industry systems.
cited the addition of the Islamabad to Manchester flights, the first
ever long-haul flights by a private sector Pakistani airline, as
a major contributor to these record revenues and number of passengers
was launched in June 2004 with 12 daily flights from Karachi to
Lahore and Islamabad; the airline now operates 26 daily flights
to 7 domestic destinations in addition to Dubai and Manchester.
airline of first choice, Airblue, started its first long-haul operation
to Europe with 4 weekly flights from Islamabad to Manchester on
June 1 this year, and an additional flight was added in late June
to increase capacity on the sector to 5 weekly flights at convenient
scheduled timings from both Islamabad and Manchester.
has unveiled extensive growth plans with the purchase of 14 new-generation
aircraft, with deliveries starting in 20 months, and route network
growth with additional frequencies on existing destinations and
opening of new routes in Europe and the Middle East in addition
to the domestic market.
airline plans to increase its flights from Islamabad to Manchester
to a daily frequency and start flights on the Islamabad to Lahore
sector in the near future.
youngest and largest private airline, Airblue, has over 40% of the
market share on competitive Domestic routes and enjoys a favored
status amongst passengers in the Dubai and Manchester markets.