777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 8534 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10197 times:
PIA A320 deal with Kuwait based leasing company ALAFCO has been dropped by the new govt. they will now be going for 737-800s.
Air Blue get two ex-Skybus A319s from a US leasing firm, the aircraft will be delivered in August and will launch new destination Sharjah in UAE, also plan to launch other Gulf cities and Delhi in India.
They were banned, but only from Europe, but now they are allowed to fly on European routes.
With regard to the A320 deal, these aircraft were due to be delivered later this year; what happens now? Presumably there are some hefty cancellation penalties to be faced by PK? And what is the lessor going to do with these aircraft now? Perhaps SV will get some of its A320s earlier than planned?
That said, for a 777 operator like PK, there is some sense in bringing in 738s, because the similarities between the make crew conversion easier.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9707 times:
Read rumours on PPRUNE that Air Blue are also looking to increase their presence on routes between the UK and Pakistan. With them keen to start a route from a London airport....
LTN was one of those airports under consideration and an A32X family aircraft would be the perfect aircraft to operate this sort of route and they also operate in all Y config which is ideal for an airport lacking premium traffic. Also Luton itself has one of largest Pakistani populations outside of London and after Leicester and Bradford.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9681 times:
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 9): Read rumours on PPRUNE that Air Blue are also looking to increase their presence on routes between the UK and Pakistan. With them keen to start a route from a London airport....
With A320-series aircraft?
Would that be one or two intermediate stops along the way?
Ronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1687 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8509 times:
Quoting 777way (Thread starter): Air Blue get two ex-Skybus A319s from a US leasing firm, the aircraft will be delivered in August and will launch new destination Sharjah in UAE, also plan to launch other Gulf cities and Delhi in India.
The two services added to Sharjah were initially planned for extra capacity at Dubai, however according to Airblue, they could not be accomodated at DXB Airport. So due to their priority to focus on Northern Emirates, they decided to go for SHJ.
The A319's will also be used to launch services to AUH, perhaps in the 4th quarter this year, or early next year.
A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500
Yak97 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8013 times:
Their colour scheme (and name) seems very similar to Jetblue. Didn't Jetblue complain when they started? I know Jetblue kicked up a stink when the proposed UK airline Flyblue was announced, (they became Flywho, then Flywhoosh, then goodbye).
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7959 times:
The pic posted by 777way shows their A319 at Paris-Orly Air France's maintenance base.
It is still there today July 25th, saw her this morning, registered EI-DZY. I noticed that, just like EasyJet's A319, it has 4 emergency exits over the wings and not 2.
How many seats will they cramp into this little bus ?