Airblue adds second flight to Dubai

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Airblue adds second flight to Dubai

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KARACHI, Oct 7 (APP): The private sector airline, Airblue, has started operating second flight to Dubai, raising the frequency to two flights daily.

Nasir Ali, Director Commercial Airblue said Friday that it was in conformation with National Aviation Policy as laid down by the Government of Pakistan.

He said Airblue is expanding its flights and plans to start flights from Islamabad and Lahore commencing by the end of this month.

The airline is fulfilling its commitment and following the schedule strictly, he added.

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan
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This leaves the million $ question. Where are the planes?
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Exactly.....two are serving KHI-ISB/LHE/PEW/UET/DXB and one is out to Africa as the UN charter for now

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ED's currently fly:

KHI-LHE 2 daily
KHI-ISB 2 daily
KHI-UET daily
KHI-PEW 4 weekly
KHI-DXB 2 daily

ED maybe getting more planes as they are due to start LHE/ISB/PEW - DXB soon.

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Post by hasan saleem »

any news when will airbus start delivering the 8 A320s and 2 A330s.

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Post by Charliedelta11 »

how many pilots does airblue currently have on its payroll ?
one thing i appreciate about air blue is the fact that they've emplyed paki national unlike shaheen and aero asia which have foreign pilots...
plus..how many PIA pilots have left PIA for air blue ? any idea ? Airblue ? a little help here please..

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To my knowledge most of airblue's pilots are ex-PAF pilots (retired).
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AP-BGL is correct. My father and another pilot have left PIA for ED. Besides that one of the crew members is from the Navy, one is a civilian (used to fly in Australia) and i think two are from Army or maybe one. They have like 16 Capt's and 12 F/O's i think (not too sure about the figures). What i know is that the pilots are flying 6 days a week right now (max. flying days allowed in a row) and some of them are completing about 90hrs flown in a month. It is normal for the pilots to have KHI-UET-KHI (602/3) and then KHI-LHE/ISB-KHI (406/7 or 208/9) in the same day flying. It's pretty hectache. I think there are alot of applicants but i dont think they want to add alot of people and then keep paying them if they can get work done with all of these i suppose its good. Oh yea, one of the pilots is from Qatar Airways aswell.