4 Contents Pakistan’s LCC background Airblue Shaheen air Bhoja airline (not in operation)Air Indus (future airline)Recommendations
5 Background of Pakistan's LCCs A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills, discount or budget carrier or airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services.
6 The Orient airways were the first airlines to start operations in Pakistan . In 1955 it merged with the government airlines to become Pakistan International Airlines.
7 History of Pakistan’s airline PIA remained the only operator for many years after its creation, but soon private airlines arrived at the scene to compete with the national flag carrier as conditions of the country stabilized.It was not early nineties there was a major growth in the Pakistani aviation market with four new private airlines launching operations. The airline did very well to compete with the well established flag carrier, PIA which was controlled by the government.
8 Cont…However, this was not to last as the UN placed economic sanctions on Pakistan that caused the airline market to suffer. It caused two of the four airlines to file for bankruptcy and liquidate their assets.The airline industry remained quite stable with PIA developing a strong hold on the international and domestic market for many years
9 It was not until the early 21st century that the industry started to pick up again that allowed the entry of a new carrier in the market, Airblue which launched operations with new state of the art aircraft.As of August 2007, the aviation market is developing and allowing more services and facilities to be inaugurated as well as the development of a brand new airport to be built for the capital at Fateh Jang.
10 Defunct airlines: Aero Asia International Hajvairy Airlines JS Air Orient AirwaysPak AirwaysRaji AirlinesSafe AirStar Air Aviation
11 LCC in Pakistan Airblue Bhoja Air (currently not operating) Shaheen Air
12 Starting in 2004, airblue's fleet of next-generation Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft began offering world-class travel to many cities within PakistanAirblue Limited (airblue) is a private airline with its head office on the 12th floor of ISE in Islamabad It is Pakistan's second largest airline with over 20% share of the domestic marketIts main base is Jinnah International Airport, Karachi
14 With international services to: DubaiAbu DhabiSharjahMuscatIstanbulManchesterIts main base is Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.
15 History Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Established in 2003 & started ops in 2004 with 03 leased A Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of PakistanDuring the first year the airline became very popular, which allowed the airline to compete with PIA & 02 other private carriers, flying more than 400,000 passengers with a load factor of over 90%Allowed airline to expand to Psh, Qta & N’shah In 2005, launched its first international flight from Karachi to Dubai In 2007, launched its flight to manchester, England with A321
16 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan HistoryChanged its IATA code from ED to PA in 2012 (previously belonged to PanAm World Airways)As of June 2012, finalised agreement to acquire 01 A320 & 02 leased Airbus A sLooking for turboprop A/C for new domestic routesA320 would provide flexibility in schedule while A340s would strengthen its Europe and ME routesCurrently operates a mixture of Airbus A320 & A319s
17 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan ServicesServicesCabinAll A/C are in 3X3 economy layoutAirline dropped its Business class (2x2, TV, Leather seating, Digital cockpit)E-ticketingFirst airline in pakistan to introduce e-ticketing, wireless check-in and self check-in kiosk facilities at Kch & LHRMember of Sabre Sys used by over a hundred airlines for ticket automation serviceFrequent flyer programFrequent flyer program is called Blue MilesPassengers initially start on base level where sign up is free. Once passengers earn enough miles, there are upgrades to the Blue Card followed by the Platinum CardIn 2009, formed alliance with Faysal Bank Limited to launch summer promotion on credit cards
18 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan LoungesAirblue inaugurated its premium lounge at Karachi in 2008 (Blue Lounge International, designed for business class passengers, credit card holders and privileged customers)Lounge offers Internet facilities, cable TV, newspapers/magazines, massage chairs,snack bar. (Not operational anymore)Dnata company handles the ground and passenger handling at all airportsGate Gourmet provides food and beverage services to the airline.Cost-cutting measuresConverted their fleet to all economy classReplaced its full meal services with snacks on domestic flights.Did away with chinaware crockery service with plasticware
19 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Cargo operationsLaunched e-Cargo service for air freight markets of Pakistan, UAE and UK.e-Cargo will broaden the base of cargo and permit certified agents to book freight directly online opening the inventory through Web.
20 Destinations Oman Pakistan Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of PakistanDestinationsAirblue serves the following destinations as of 2013OmanMuscatPakistanIslamabad Focus CityKarachi HubLahore Focus CityNawabshahPeshawar -Quetta
21 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Dubai Sharjah United Kingdom Manchester Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of PakistanUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiSharjahUnited KingdomManchesterAirblue previously served Faisalabad and Gwadar also
22 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Route structure
23 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Network expansionIntends to expand ops to destinations in Europe, China, and MEPlan to start a Mumbai-Karachi air route.(only PIA with 12 flights a week
25 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Head office at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi Provides passenger, cargo and charter servicesEstablished in 1994 & accorded status of 'Second National Carrier of Pakistan', by the govt.Besides serving major domestic routes i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar, Shaheen Air has also been operating flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi,Al Ain, Kuwait, Doha and Muscat from almost all the major international gateways of PakistanToday it has about fifteen aero planes and is one of the fast growing airlinesOpening flights for Dammam
26 Services Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan In cabin Operates a fleet of Boeing /400 & Airbus aircraft.Boeing 737s are in economy class layout with capacity of 125 & 169 passengers respectivelyThe A feature a mixed Business and Economy cabinNewspapers and magazinesPublishes own in-house inflight magazine called Parwaz (Flight)Opportunity to choose Urdu and English newspapers and magazines on all domestic and international flights
27 Services Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Ground handling Shaheen Airport Services (SAPS) took exclusive ground handling operations in 2009 for all airports within Pakistan. Dnata signed a contract with the airline to provide any additional services to the airline for all airports outside Pakistan.E-TicketingPassengers can pre-book any flight on the airline's website to any domestic route operated by the airline. Passengers can book online and pay at their nearest booking office. The passenger will be given an e-ticket instead of the standard paper booking ticket.
28 Services Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Hajj services E-Check-inPassengers check-in between 180 to 45 minutes prior to flight departure. This may be done over the counter or at the lounge within the airport. Self-service kiosks are also available at KCH. Passengers will automatically be given a computer generated booking number and assigned baggage tagHajj servicesShaheen Air is first and only Pakistani private airline to have been approved to operate HAJJ flights which commenced in 2011, using its own as well as leased aircraft
29 Services Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Cargo Operations Shaheen Air Cargo was established in 1993Provides special services for sending small consignments which are time sensitive in nature.Other services include: Perishable Cargo, Live Animals, Valuable Cargo, Special Cargo as well as Courier Services
30 CityCountryIATAICAOAirportKuwait City KuwaitKWIOKBKKuwait International AirportLahore PakistanLHEOPLAAllama Iqbal International AirportMashad IranMHDOIMMMashhad International AirportMultanMUXOPMTMultan International Airport Muscat OmanMCTOOMSMuscat International AirportPeshawarPEWOPPSBacha Khan International AirportQuetta ^ [resumes 15 November 2012]UETOPQTQuetta International AirportSharjah United Arab EmiratesSHJOMSJSharjah International AirportSialkotSKTOPSTSialkot International AirportSukkurSKZOPSKSukkur Airport †CityCountryIATAICAOAirportAbu Dhabi United Arab EmiratesAUHOMAAAbu Dhabi International AirportAl AinAANOMALAl Ain International AirportDamman Saudi ArabiaDMMOEDFKing Fahad International AirportDera Ghazi Khan ^ [begins 28 October 2012] PakistanDEAOPDGDera Ghazi Khan International AirportDoha QatarDOHOTBDDoha International AirportDubaiDXBOMDBDubai International AirportFaisalabad LYPOPFAFaisalabad International Airport †IslamabadISBOPRNBenazir Bhutto International AirportJeddahJEDOEJNKing Abdulaziz International AirportKarachiKHIOPKCJinnah International Airport [Base]
31 Destinations Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan City Country IATA ICAO AirportAbu Dhabi United Arab EmiratesAUHOMAAAbu Dhabi International AirportAl AinAANOMALAl Ain International AirportDamman Saudi ArabiaDMMOEDFKing Fahad International AirportDera Ghazi Khan PakistanDEAOPDGDera Ghazi Khan International AirportDoha QatarDOHOTBDDoha International AirportDubaiDXBOMDBDubai International AirportFaisalabadLYPOPFAFaisalabad International Airport †IslamabadISBOPRNBenazir Bhutto International AirportJeddahJEDOEJNKing Abdulaziz International AirportKarachiKHIOPKCJinnah International Airport [Base]
32 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan CityCountryIATAICAOAirportKuwait City KuwaitKWIOKBKKuwait International AirportLahore PakistanLHEOPLAAllama Iqbal International AirportMashad IranMHDOIMMMashhad International AirportMultanMUXOPMTMultan International AirportMuscat OmanMCTOOMSMuscat International AirportPeshawarPEWOPPSBacha Khan International AirportQuettaUETOPQTQuetta International AirportSharjah United Arab EmiratesSHJOMSJSharjah International AirportSialkotSKTOPSTSialkot International AirportSukkurSKZOPSKSukkur Airport †
33 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan FleetAs of September 2012, Fleet consists of the following aircraft's:03 Airbus A (due by late-December 2012)08 Boeing (four ex-Malaysia Airlines aircraft)02 Boeing 737–800 (Both aircraft operated by Midwest Airlines)02 Boeing (operated by Jordan Aviation)
35 Bhoja Air (Bhoja Airlines (Pvt) Ltd), is based in KCH Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of PakistanBhoja Air (Bhoja Airlines (Pvt) Ltd), is based in KCHOperates small domestic scheduled network.Ceased ops in 2000 due financial difficulties, after clearing its dues with CAA, it was relaunched in 2011 with inaugural flight on 6 March 2012.After 20 April 2012 accident, Bhoja Air fleet size was reduced to one airplane and according to Pakistani law airline must have at least three planes in operation.On 29 May 2012, MOD temporarily imposed ban on operations
36 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan HistoryIn 1993, Bhoja Air started ops on domestic routes between Karachi, Lahore and Quetta with leased BoeingIts head office is at Shahrah–e-Liaquat, Karachi and corporate offices at KDA Scheme No 1.In 1996, it signed a deal with the handling agent group OGDENSIn 1998, commenced international flights from Karachi to Dubai.Later, operated flights to the U.A.E from all major cities of Pakistan.Bhoja had plans to resume operation by mid August with the assistance of a foreign airline but are now said to have terminated all staff and crew till further notice.
37 Destinations Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan As of December 2012, IslamabadKarachi - HubLahore -MultanBhoja also planned on launching another domestic station Sukkur
38 Bhoja Fleets Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Aircraft In Fleet OrdersNotesBoeing12Total
39 (Future Airline) Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Proposed airline of Pakistan with its headquarters based in kCHAir Indus is proposing to serve over 14 domestic destinations with plans to expand its network to international destinations covering Asia, Europe and North America.Air Indus will establish its hub in Karachi - Jinnah International Airport with focus cities at Islamabad - Benazir Bhutto International Airport and Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport.
41 Reservations Operation Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Air Indus has a web based Airline Reservation System which allows passengers to make and manage their booking via the internet and through travel agents.OperationQuick turnaroundPoint-to-point,no transfersHigher seat capacity per aircraft
42 Travel agencies only if no extras costs No tour operations Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of PakistanReservationsSingle classNo frillsExtras at chargeNo loungesRe-usable boarding passesWeb check-in etcDistributionDirect sales channelsTravel agencies only if no extras costsNo tour operations
43 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of Pakistan Pearl AirPearl Air was a private airline based at Jinnah International Airport, karachi, Pakistan.Pearl Air is a part of Habib Alvi Group of Companies. Pearl Air had planned to operate on domestic routes.
44 History Boeing 737-200Adv was delivered in January 2004. Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of PakistanHistoryBoeing Adv was delivered in January 2004.In 2005, airline was granted rights to fly in Pakistan by the CAA of Pakistan.In January 2012, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) allowed Pearl Airlines to start operation in Pakistan. Now Passenger Planes of Pearl Airlines would be started soon.
45 Pearl Air planned to fly to the following destinations: Low Cost Carrier (LCC) of PakistanFleet2 BoeingPlanned destinationsPearl Air planned to fly to the following destinations:Karachi (Jinnah International Airport)Islamabad (Benazir Bhutto International Airport)Lahore (Allama Iqbal International Airport)Peshawar (Peshawar International Airport)