Airbahn plans to launch operations as a new carrier with one A320, serial 3974. The new carrier, based out of Irvine, CA, plans to operate within and between the Western US and Canada. The founder and CEO is Tariq Chaudhary, who is also the CEO and chairman of of Pakistani airline, Airblue. Airbahn was established in February 2018, and the current team includes Nicholas Brohm and Herbert Blake, among several others. Airbahn will dry lease one aircraft from Airblue. Its cabin shall be equipped with 174 passenger seats. Airbahn states that it will fund its operations with capital contributions from its shareholders and debt as required.(newsroom.aviator.aero)
Airblue will lease its one aircraft to Airbahn to start its operations. The new airline will provide services to Western US and Canada,” the source elaborated. Airblue is operating 8 aircraft and operates across 6 domestic and 7 international destinations.(propakistani.pk)
Airblue Limited (stylized as airblue) is a private Pakistani airline with its head office on the 12th floor of the Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) Towers in Islamabad, Pakistan. Airblue operates scheduled domestic and international flights, the latter to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The airline was established in 2003 by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Served as the 21st Prime Minister of Pakistan) and Tariq Chaudhry Pakistani-American IT professional. Airblue started operations on 18 June 2004 with three leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft serving Karachi–Lahore and Karachi–Islamabad with three daily flights in each direction. The airline was inaugurated in 2004 by Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali. During the first year the airline became very popular, which allowed the airline to compete directly with the flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines and the two other private carriers, flying more than 400,000 passengers in the first year with a load factor of over 90% (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airblue)
Current destinations served by Airblue: (airblue.com)
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airbahn will be part of airblue ?