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    AIR BLUE - THE BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE

    by Bokhari76 Updated Jul 8, 2013

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    I have a pleasant experience of flying with Air Blue. Plains are new & clean. Flights departed and arrived on time. The food was superb. All crew was cooperative. After making a very good reputition in domestic, now they are conqureing the international routes. For easier online booking facility Click
    http://www.airblue.com/index.asp. Karachi-Lahore-Islamabad UAN +9221-111-247-258

    DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:

    Karachi to Islamabad Daily 4 flights at 0700, 1130, 1800 & 2100 HRS
    Islamabad to Karachi Daily 4 flights at 0930, 1330, 2030 & 2330HRS
    Karachi to Lahore Daily 3 flights at 0800, 1530 & 2100 HRS
    Lahore to Karachi Daily 3 flights at 0830, 1300 & 1830 HRS

    Daily Flight to Peshawar

    INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:

    Karachi to Dubai Daily Flight
    Islamabad to Manchester Daily Flight
    Lahore to Dubai Daily Flight

    Weekly 3 Flight to Jeddah from Karachi
    Weekly 4 Flights to Jeddah from Lahore

    For more details visit at: http://www.airblue.com/Sched/View.asp

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    Chaklala Air Base at BBIA

    by Ewingjr98 Written Nov 14, 2010
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    Benazir Bhutto Airport in Islamabad shares its runway with the Pakistan Air Force's Chaklala Air Base. This is a pretty big base that has a variety of aircraft including C-130s, IL-78s, Phenom 100s, A-310s, Gulf Stream IV and more.

    When you land at BBIA you can often see some of the air force aircraft across the tarmac from the civilian terminal.

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    Etihad Airways to and from ISB

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 14, 2010
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    Etihad is one of about 11 international airlines that uses Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The only Ethihad route from Islamabad flies directly to Abu Dhabi, UAE, with about one trip each direction per day. Other Etihad destinations in Pakistan are Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar.

    Etihad, which translates into union or united, is the fastest growing airline in the history of aviation. It started operations in 2003 as the official airline of the UAE, and it made an US $8 billion aircraft purchase less than a year later. In 2008 Etihad made the largest single aircraft purchase in aviation history when it bought 2005 aircraft.

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    Benazir Bhutto International Airport

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 14, 2010

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    Benazir Bhutto International Airport, formerly called the Islamabad International Airport, is Pakistan's third largest airport. It is a shared military-civilian airport, called Pakistan Air Force Base Chaklala. The airport is pretty rustic, with no bridges to the aircraft and able to handle only 11 large passenger jets at a time. The airport is served by just 15 airlines including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, and a few others serving the Middle East, China, Thailand, and Central Asia.

    Like similar airports in the nearby Middle East, the airport is a local hangout. Show up at 3am, 5am, whenever, there are hundreds of young men just hanging out, doing who knows what. Maybe some drive taxis; perhaps a few are offering guest rooms; others, who knows?

    I recommend you use the CIP Lounge or the Rawal Lounge. The cost for either is an expensive 850 Rupees (USD 10), but both are very comfortable places to await your aircraft. The CIP lounge is open to any guests who are willing to pay (which means it is exclusively used by white Westerners), and it has free snacks and drinks. The Rawal Lounge is more exclusive, only for diplomats and other officials, but the food is not free. The Rawal Lounge does have a private ride to the airport, versus the CIP lounge, from which you must board through the regular terminal with the other passengers.

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    Business Visa on Arrival

    by johnaalex Written Oct 1, 2006

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    If you are travelling on business to Islamabad and depending on what passport you hold you maybe able to get your business visa when you arrive. As a UK passport holder I was able to use this facility, although I was a bit worried about how long it would take. In the end the whole process was hassle free and quite quick. You do need to provide two passport style photos (with white background) a letter of invitation from a Pakistan based company and the visa fee in cash - 90USD. NOTE that US Dollars are the best option. The visa is vaild for up to 30 days.

    When you enter the customs and immigration hall you will see the desk for business visa.

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    Fly with Pakistan International Airline

    by fashionapple Updated Mar 22, 2006

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    Pakistan International Airlines serves many destination around the world. It has impressive network on domesic flights all over country as well. Its a three star airline, not so impressive, but still not a bad deal if you get cheaper ticket. PIA is trying to improve services and replacing fleet focusing on customer satisfaction. The airline offer three classes Business class, Economy plus and Economy class.

    Eight Boeing 777 would be included in PIA fleet by 2008. Three of these are already operating now offering audio n video programs, SMS, E-mail, Telephone n fax facility. Remaing fleet consists of Boeing 747 , Boeing 737, Airbus 310, Fokker 27 and Twin Otters. Fokkers are to be replaced very soon with some comfortable aircrafts. Online ticketing facility is available for domestic routes now, it would also be started for international sector soon. Special discounts are offered to students, senior citizens and families traveling together.

    PIA has recently started 90 minute "Air Safari" flight to and along the Karakorams. This is some thing you should not miss. Northern areas of Skardu, Gilgit, Chitral and Swat are also served by PIA but all these flights are subject to clear weather. Flights to Muzafarabad and Rawalakot in Kashmir were also started but after October 8 earthquake they have been stopped now for some time because both airports have been badly damaged.

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    Airlines operating in Islamabad

    by fashionapple Written Mar 22, 2006

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    Emirates @ Islamabad International Airport

    Many international airlines operate regular flights to and from Islamabad. With passage of time many airlines are adding Islamabad in their network. At the moment you can fly to Islamabad with following airlines:

    (1) Pakistan International Airlines
    (2) Aero Asia International
    (3) China Southern Airlines
    (4) Saudi Arabian Airlines
    (5) Ariana Afghan Airlines
    (6) Emirates Airline
    (7) Etihad Airways
    (8) British Airways
    (9) Qatar Airways
    (10) Kuwait Airways
    (11) Thai Airways
    (12) Gulf Air
    (13) Air Blue

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    Pakistani low fare airlines

    by fashionapple Written Mar 22, 2006

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    Air Blue's Air Bus 320 ( Source: www.airblue.com )

    Air Blue, Aero Asia and Shaheen Air are low fare airlines operating in the country. Air Blue is the youngest one with the best services ( even better then PIA ). Air Blue operates new Air Bus 320 fleet and flies to Dubai, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Peshawar in two classes. Delicious five star meals are offered on all flights. Soon its going to start flights for UK on brand new Air Bus 330 air crafts. Only online ticketing is possible and great discounts available if booked earlier. Website : http://www.airblue.com

    Aero Asia operating old Boeing 737 fleet offers two classes and flies to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Peshawar. It also flies to Qatar, Oman and U.A.E ( Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain). Both services and meals are poor. Online ticketing is offered and discouts offered on many flights if booked earlier. Website: http://www.aeroasia.com

    Shaheen Air is worst of all with very old Boeing 737 fleet, poor service and food. Flights are always delayed and often cancelled. Its the only low fare airline not operating on Islamabad - Karachi sector. Website: http://www.shaheenair.com

    Two new airlines Pearl Air and Safe Air are expected to start their domestic operations soon.

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  • International airlines operating in Islamabad

    by najamrulz Updated Mar 14, 2006

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    Emirates aircraft at airport

    Many international airlines operate regular flights to and from Islamabad international airport and few of them are:

    (1) Pakistan International Airlines
    (2) Aero Asia International
    (3) China Southern Airlines
    (4) Saudi Arabian Airlines
    (5) Ariana Afghan Airlines
    (6) Emirates Airline
    (7) Etihad Airways
    (8) British Airways
    (9) Qatar Airways
    (10) Kuwait Airways
    (1!) Thai Airways
    (12) Gulf Air
    (13) Air Blue

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  • Travel by Air on PIA

    by najamrulz Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    PIA'sBoeing 747-300 air craft

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operates flights from many countries all over the world for Islamabad. There are also comprehensive network of domestic routes which connect Islamabad with rest of the country.

    PIA had bad service standards in past but now situation is improving rapidly as the special focus has been given to customer satisfaction. Airline operates three classes in its flights. These are Business class, Economy plus and Economy class.

    PIA's fleet has also been upgraded to provide more comfortable service to customers. Eight Boeing 777 would be included in PIA fleet by 2008. Three of these Boeing 777aircrafts have already joined PIA fleet. You can enjoy comprehensive audio, video programs, SMS, E-mail, Telephone and Fax facility on Boeing 777 by flying on international sector. In flight duty shop service is also available.

    At the moment PIA has total 48 aircraft including Boeing 777, Boeing 747 , Being 737, Airbus 310, Airbus 300, Fokker 27 and Twin Otters. PIA plans to sell its Fokker 27 aircraft and introduce new comfortable aircrafts shortly.

    Return air fare for KHI - ISB - KHI are as follows. Business Class: Rs. 21, 680 ( $ 375 appox ), Economy Plus Class : Rs. 12, 680 ( $ 220 appox) and Economy Class : Rs. 10, 380 ( $ 180 appox ).

    PIA offer Economy Plus and Economy class on LHE - ISB - LHE route. Return air fare are Rs. 5,200 ( $ 90 appox ) and Rs. 4,680 ( $ 80 appox ) respectively.

    PIA has comprehensive network of flights from all over the world. Students, senior citizens and families are given special discounts on domestic / international traveling.

    PIA has recently also started flights for Kashmir. It operates regular 40 minute flights on Islamabad- Muzafarabad and Islamabad-Rawalakot sectors. Flights to these two new destinations have provided a great chance to those who want to explore beautiful valleys and mountains of Kashmir.

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  • Fly with Aero Asia

    by najamrulz Updated May 23, 2004

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    Aero Asia's aircraft

    Aero Asia International is Pakistan's private low fare airline with Boeing 737 and DC9 aircrafts .It operates on selected domestic and international routes. It is ISO 9000 certified airline.It operates two daiily flights on Islamabad- Karachi-Islamabad route.

    On International routes it operates in Middle East with Abudhabi, Dubai and Muscat as main destinations. On Boeing 737 aircrafts , Club class is also offered with personalized service by foregin crew members, entertainment, magazines, exclusive menu, unlimited soft drinks, gifts along with pick and drop facilities on luxury cars are few of exclusive features offered to Club Class passengers both on domestic and international routes. Club Class passengers are welcomed at exclusive CIP Lounges at airports where they are offered unlimited comlimentary drinks and buffet items.

    Food in Economy class is delicious and well cooked. Service is also not bad. The Economy class return fare for KHI - ISB - KHI is Rs. 7,960 ( $ 137 appox) .

    Aero Asia is also operating night coach on Islamabad-Karachi sector three nights a week. One way fare is Rs. 3580 ( $ 62)

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  • International Flights to the capital....

    by WAHEEDASLAM Updated Jan 30, 2004

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    PIA AIR BUS.....

    There are lots of flights every week from all over the worle to Islamabad.PIA was criticized a lot in the past because to its poor service standards but now the service is more durable & impressive. More efforts are made towards customer satisfaction. Six new Boeing 777 are also be joining PIA's fleet now. First PIA Boeing 777 aircraft would Join in its from January 2004 allowing the PIA to further impress its cutomers& double their efforts in customer satisfaction..
    At the moment PIA has total 44 aircraft including Boeing 747 & 737, Air Bus 310 & 300, Fokker 27 and Twin Otter. PIA also plans to sell its Fokker 27 aircraft and introduce new comfortable air crafts shortly.
    So just sit back relax & plan your journey to the most beautiful capital of the world....

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  • Travel by Air.....

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Jan 30, 2004

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    ready to take off.....

    There are about 80 flights a week from Karachi to Islamabad & 60 filghts a week from Lahore, plus dozens from other cities in the country..Islamabad is about 15km(10 miles) from Rawalpindi & three major roads connect the two cities. Muree road, Airport Road & Peshawar Road. The international Airport , Railway station, and two bus stations are all in Rawalpindi.

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    Fly PIA - Pakistan International Airline

    by Pakistaniguy Written Feb 26, 2004

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    Good Morning from Islamabad Airport

    These are the old Fokkers of PIA, which fly from Islamabad to Chitral, Gilgit and Skardu. Sometimes they also fly to Lahore.

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    the easiest way is to get...

    by raja_sahaab Written Aug 26, 2002

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    the easiest way is to get there by aeroplane.
    by the buses name(varan).the best way to get around islamabad.

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