Airblue is a private airline operating out of Islamabad, Pakistan. With both domestic and international sectors, the airline proved to be strong competition for the country's flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines in the very first year of operations.
AirBlue was set up in 2003 and began its operations on June 18th, 2004. On 14th of August 2005, it launched its first Middle Eastern flight from Karachi to Dubai. The airline soon expanded to other domestic and international sectors. In 2012, the airline won the "Best Pakistani Airline Award". This award was announced at the consumer choice awards ceremony by the Consumer's Association of Pakistan.
Air Blue online booking services were the first-of-its-kind in Pakistan. Along with this, the airline also introduced wireless Airblue online check-in and self-check-in kiosks at airports.
Airblue's fleet consists of 4 Airbus A 319-100, 2 Airbus A320-200 and Airbus 340-300 each. The 2 Airbus 340-300 is on lease from Los Angeles-based International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). There are also plans afoot to source 4 turboprop aircraft to cater to new domestic routes.
Airblue operates daily services currently out of four domestic cities - Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi as well as Peshawar. On the international sector, besides, Manchester in the United Kingdom, the airlines operates flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Jeddah, Oman, Muscat.
Once an Airblue booking is done, check-in counters open 2.5 hours before the scheduled departure of domestic flights and 4 hours prior to international flights. All counters close half hour before departure. Self-service kiosks for check-ins are available at the Jinnah International Airport and Allama Iqbal International Airport. In-flight food and beverage is catered by Gate Gourmet. All flights have a 3-by-3 economy layout and video-screens for in-flight entertainment.
Air Blue baggage allowance for carry-on baggage is a maximum of 7 kg across all flights. The dimensions of the bag must not exceed 22 in X 15 in X 8 in. Checked-in baggage allowance is classified into 3 segments
In each case the baggage cannot exceed 32 kg each and the overall dimensions should not be above 62 in. In case of excess baggage fees to UAE and Oman, the price is AED 300 or OMR 30 per bag. For more detailed information about baggage policies, click here.
For information on AirBlue customer service or contact numbers, please click here.
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