12 June 2008 14:25 www.daily.pk
Pakistan's fastest growing private sector airline, Airblue, has
completed one year of its operation to Manchester on May 31 contributing
to a market growth of 49.28 percent on the Islamabad-Manchester
to the figures provided by Manchester Airport Authority, the market
size increased by 49.28 percent during the period from June 2007
to May 2008. Airblue carried a record number of 84,383 passengers
during this period, which was 37.97 percent of the market.
celebrate the completion of one year of successful operations to
Pakistan from Manchester and record its outstanding performance,
Airblue invited the leading travel agents, media persons, commercially
important personalities, representative of various organisations.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, CEO Airblue, Syed Nasir Ali, MD Airblue, and
the Counsel General of Pakistan for Manchester Masroor Junejo also
attended the event.
festivities continued at Manchester Airport with cake cutting ceremony
followed by awarding a free return Airblue ticket to Manchester
to a lucky passenger Ms Rehna Khan through a computer ballot. The
ticket was presented to the lucky winner by Ms Janet Senior, Terminal
Duty Manager, Manchester International airport.
Rehna Khan said that by profession she is a doctor and travelling
to Pakistan (Peshawar) for a noble cause. The purpose of her visit
will be providing training to doctors at Khyber Institute of Ophthalmic
Medicine and exchanging information.
was extremely satisfied with the on-line reservation system of Airblue,
call centre response/help and services at the airport. She praised
Airblue and the staff and rated the automated services of the carrier
amongst the world finest airlines. At Islamabad International Airport
Airblue rewarded a free ticket to the first passenger to board the
Manchester flight on June 01, 2008. Yahiya Khan was the lucky winner.