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Airline leaders in Pakistan convene for Airbus’ Airline Lab Seminar

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January 2019

Airline leaders in Pakistan convene for Airbus’ Airline Lab Seminar

Airlines from across Pakistan came together in October at the  Airline Lab Seminar in Islamabad organized by Airbus. The three-day event which took place from the 28th to 30th October hosted executives and experts from airlines in Pakistan to exchange ideas and receive updates on important developments and issues facing the airline industry today.

As per the Airbus Global Market forecast passenger traffic in Pakistan is predicted to almost double over the next 20 years with a growth rate for passenger traffic of +4.9% per year. Airbus forecasts a demand of 250 passenger aircraft to serve Pakistan’s market by 2037.

Both the A220 and A320 from the Airbus single aisle family are well suited to the Pakistani market. These aircraft with capacity from 100 to 240 seats cater well to the domestic and regional demands and are ideal for route openings and high frequency operations.

The A330neo is the ideal twin aisle aircraft for the Pakistani market offering 250-300 seats and a range capability of up to 8,150 nm, providing access to major markets around the world, efficiently from Pakistan.

The aircraft has proven reliability and unbeatable economics and will enable Pakistani carriers to develop their network and business with the lowest possible cost.  

Four decades of Airbus presence in Pakistan

Airbus' presence in Pakistan goes back to over four decades ago when PIA, the flag carrier of Pakistan, placed its first order for Airbus aircraft in 1978.

Thanks to Pakistan's considerable market growth, new airlines in Pakistan have taken advantage of the opportunities, including Airblue which started operations at the beginning of this century utilising three A320 aircraft. Today Airblue operates an all-Airbus fleet of nine A320 Family aircraft.  

Currently 39 Airbus aircraft are serving airlines in Pakistan including Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue & Shaheen Air International.

For more information please contact:
Afshin Jahanshahi
Marketing Manager - Airbus Africa & Middle East