Ok, as promised, I did say I was going to post something more informative here.
I was fortunate to travel to Pakistan from Mid July to early August on Emirates (I flew via the new Emirates JFK-DXB route, maybe I'll some info on those flights some other time). Searching through a.net, I did not find the topic, so I'll post it here.
Since the deregulation of Pakistan airline industry, a few airlines besides PIA have emerged (i.e. Shaheen, Aero Asia, etc.).
The newest one is "Air Blue". While I was not fortunate enough to fly on it this time around, I've heard lots of good things about it.
Looking at how Air Blue has started, it seems like they have taken a few
ideas from Jet Blue. In fact, it seems even the colour scheme seems a bit of a rip off (they didn't paint their engines blue though)!!
my favourite part of one of the press releases is:
"....has learnt that AirBlue has acquired 3 new generation Airbus A-320 aircraft on dry lease each of it has 20 Business Class seats and 126 Economy class seats"……........"AirBlue aims to focus passenger comfort at prices that offer value for money and that explains its decision to have leather-upholstered seats in the Business class and offering in-flight entertainment not offered by any other airline, including the PIA, on the domestic sector. The airline has also made arrangements with quality caterer outside to serve what it calls "exquisite cuisine" to the travelers. Initially, it will operate 3 flights on the Karachi-Lahore sector and similar number of flights on the Karachi-Islamabad sector daily."
Amway, there is a bunch of information about AirBlue and how it started on it's website...
hopefully fellow a.netters will enjoy reading and commenting about the startup of a new airline company....