Articles Tagged ‘ISB’

AirSial, Pakistan’s newest airline, takes off domestically

AirSial, Pakistan’s newest airline, takes off domestically

Come early February, new entrant AirSial will have the second-highest volume of flights on its first four routes, although its third aircraft is very underutilised.

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Air Canada begins Toronto – Doha, American launches TWO routes from Daytona Beach, Wizz Air starts Gibraltar, and MANY more.

Virgin Atlantic commences Islamabad and Lahore from Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic commences Islamabad and Lahore from Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic began Heathrow – Islamabad on 12 December and -Lahore the following day.  Islamabad is by far the top Pakistani city to the UK.


Virgin Atlantic inaugurates Islamabad from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic inaugurates Islamabad from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic began Manchester – Islamabad on 10 December, the first of its new Pakistan routes to take off in the wake of PIA’s pulldown.

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> "Quick wins are where you can combine passenger and cargo demand," Virgin Atlantic says

Routes Reconnected: “Quick wins are where you can combine passenger and cargo demand,” Virgin Atlantic says

Routes Reconnected put the spotlight on Europe in a panel session featuring senior stakeholders from Virgin Atlantic, Avinor, and Berlin Brandenburg.

Turkish Airlines has 80 widebody destinations in December

Turkish Airlines has 80 widebody destinations in December

As Turkish Airlines receives first A350-900, we examine the carrier’s widebody network – with widebodies used on 1/3 of network in early December.


British Airways launches Lahore, its second destination in Pakistan

British Airways launches Lahore, its second destination in Pakistan

British Airways began Heathrow – Lahore on 12 October, joining Islamabad. Lahore had 173,000 passengers from Heathrow last year.

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways serves Islamabad with Lahore coming soon. Will Dhaka be next? It has good yield, strong local traffic, and Biman with a one-stop offering.

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

As Virgin Atlantic announces Pakistan, we examine the market to understand what is driving it and the routes it has picked.


Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan is an enormous country and could be a future aviation paradise. We see what’s been happening, noting that it is very underexploited domestically.

Air Transat launches A321neo LR services between Montreal and Bordeaux

Air Transat launches A321neo LR services between Montreal and Bordeaux

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Air Transat launches A321neo services, British Airways resumes services to Pakistan, Southampton receives best in class status, and IATA holds its Annual General Meeting…

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines provided more than 7.8 million two-way seats across its network in 2017, a marginal 0.2% increase when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston looks at the airline’s network developments over the past 10 years, during which time large cuts were followed by strong growth.