ISLAMABAD –Airblue has announced an addition to its global airline network with the launch of new flights from Islamabad to Istanbul, Turkey. Airblue will operate three new flights a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from Islamabad to Istanbul, and Istanbul to Manchester through Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, says a press release.

Raheel Ahmed, Airblue GM Commercial said ‘With the launch of flights to Istanbul, Airblue has achieved yet another milestone in its journey as a pioneer in air travel. This new service is a step towards increased links between Pakistan, Turkey, and Europe. We are extremely grateful for the exceptional support and co-operation received from the Turkish Civil Aviation and ISG Sabiha Gokcen authorities”.

Airblue, a private airline with head offices in Islamabad, Pakistan, started its operations in 2004 and is Pakistan’s second largest and fastest growing airline. Airblue, recognized for its quality and innovative services, operates an all Airbus A320 family aircraft fleet with an average age of less than 3 years and provides scheduled air service to 9 Domestic and International destinations; Istanbul will be Airblue’s 10th destination.