23 September 2008
fastest growing private sector airline, AirBlue Monday launched
its direct flights to Muscat with three weekly flights from Muscat
flight ceremony was held at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore
which was attended by senior officials from CAA and airblue who
saw off the first flight. Syed Aamir Mahboob, General Manager /
APM Civil Aviation Authority Allama Iqbal International Airport
Lahore conducted the ribbon cutting ceremony.
a simple quiz competition among the passengers of Lahore -Muscat
flight and presented 2 return Lahore - Muscat- Lahore tickets to
the lucky winners, Ms Nausheen Muhammad Illayas and Ms. Samina Majid
were the lucky passengers who won the tickets. The tickets were
presented to the lucky winners by Syed Aamir Mahboob General Manager
/ APM CAA.
The three weekly
flights between Lahore and Muscat will be operated with a brand
new Airbus A319 with a full economy class configuration of 144 leather
seats, the flights will be operated every Monday, Wednesday and
Fridays departing from Lahore at 11:00am arriving Muscat at 12:00
midday, the return flight from Muscat will depart at 13:00 hours
reaching Lahore at 1745 hours.
flight was received at Muscat International Airport by Sohail Amin
the Ambassador of Pakistan to Oman and senior officials of airblue.
The flight from Lahore to Muscat was given a ceremonial water cannon
salute on arrival at Muscat Airport. Two fire-fighting vehicles
formed a Celebratory Arch with plumes of water to welcome the aircraft.
Both the inaugural flights, Lahore - Muscat and Muscat - Lahore
operated with full load of passengers.
Airblue has also recently launched 2 daily flights to Islamabad
from Lahore and 3 weekly flights to Abu Dhabi from Lahore. The Lahore
- Islamabad return flights were launched on August 18, 2008 and
Lahore - Abu Dhabi flights on August 24, 2008.