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Air blue Airline Services

Air blue currently operates a mixture of Airbus A321, A320 and A319. All aircraft are in a 3 x 3 all-economy layout. There are several screens overhead arranged for several rows. The airline dropped the business class section by exogenous economic factors. The layout is 2 x 2 with onboard TV and leather seats.

e-Ticketing

Air blue was the first airline in Pakistan to introduce e-ticketing, wireless check-in and self check-in kiosk facilities. The airline was also a member of the Sabre system, which is used by more than a hundred airlines to help it with ticket automation services.

On Air Deals

On Air has signed an agreement with Air blue, Pakistan FASB growing airline, announced at Mobile On Air voice and data services to up to 12 launch of the Airbus A320 aircraft from 2009.

Frequent Flyer Program

Air blue frequent flyer program is called Blue Miles. Passengers are able to initially start on the base level where you sign up for free. Once passengers earn enough miles, are the upgrades to the Blue Card, followed by the Platinum Card. In May 2009, the airline formed an alliance with the Royal Bank of Scotland Limited (RBS) to start their summer promotion on their credit card.

Lounges

Air blue inaugrated own premium lounge at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi in November 2008. Nicknamed the Blue Lounge International, it was designed for business class passengers, for credit cards and privileged customers. The lounge offers a range of Internet, cable television, newspapers and magazines, massage chairs and a snack bar. It is the international wing of the airport.

Joint venture with Air JS

To comply with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations of the airline increased its operation to the socio-economic lines Nawabshah in central Sindh fly but the service was soon suspended due to low load factors, and the unsuitability of the A320 for this route. The suspension means that Airblue compliant with CAA regulations and had therefore incurred penalty fees.

To overcome the issue of non-compliance Airblue in a joint venture with start-up charter airline JS Air to enter, to operate flights on their behalf on socio-economic routes. This is the first time introduced in Pakistan's aviation history that two carriers entered into a joint venture agreement. The first objective of this agreement, the port city of Gwadar, which the network Air blue 17 June was joined and served twice daily, except Fridays, from Karachi. The flights were performed using JS Air 19-seat Beech 1900C aircraft which are designed to serve low yield commuting destinations. This service was suspended in 2007 due to lack of demand despite the use of suitable aircraft.

Saving Measures

To address the fuel price hike worldwide are converting their fleet to Air blue all economy class. This applies also to their new aircraft to be delivered from 2009 applied. They are also provided with solid food and replaced them with sandwiches and pastries. In 2006 admitted Air blue with china service for meals in economy class to save cost and weight and replaced it with plastic products according to standard practice. Sometimes scheduled flights to be canceled for austerity measures.

Ground Services

Passengers can check in two to 48 hours prior to departure. This can be done over the counter or at the self-service kiosks. Currently, self-service kiosks are available at Jinnah International Airport. Dnata Aviation Services acquires the company ground and passenger handling at all airports for the airline from the airline. Gate Gourmet provides food and beverages to the airline.