Airblue Limited, the private Islamabad-based airline, has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft. It marks an important step in Pakistan’s aviation journey, making Airblue the first operator of an Airbus neo aircraft in the country. The airline currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of nine A320 Family aircraft.
Airblue’s A321neo, on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), is equipped with CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. Currently, Airblue operates domestic flights to Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Multan and to international destinations in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The A321neo will enable the airline to further expand its network.
The highly fuel-efficient A321neo will help reduce Airblue’s operating costs and will offer exceptional technical, economic, and environmental performance by incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances, and cabin innovations.
Airblue’s A321neo is configured with 235 seats in an all-economy class cabin. Passengers on-board the aircraft will benefit from the widest cabin of any single-aisle aircraft, stand-alone Off Seat Power Supply system, and Wireless Content Distribution (WCD).