Air Indus

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Air Indus
Air Indus logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
I6 MPK AIR INDUS
Founded2010
Commenced operations28 July 2013
Ceased operations1 July 2015
HubsJinnah International Airport (Karachi)
Frequent-flyer programIndus Miles
Fleet size1
Destinations8
HeadquartersKarachi, Pakistan
Key peopleAbdul Wahab
(Chairman & CEO)
WebsiteOfficial website

Air Indus was a private airline based in Karachi operating as a domestic airline. The airline's headquarters were located in Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Karachi.[1] Air Indus started operations on 28 July 2013.[2] However, it was forced to suspend operations on 1 July 2015 after the Civil Aviation Authority suspended its operational as they were not fulfilling the Pakistani legal requirements of 3 operating aircraft after their 2 aircraft got damaged in the Terrorist attack at Karachi airport on July 9, 2014 Its main base of operations and hub was Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.

The airline announced a resumption of operations in January 2016 but never started its operation due to unavailability of aircraft. The airline's remaining aircraft is in a grounded state near Jinnah International Airport's graveyard.[3]

Destinations[edit]

Air Indus launched its operations on 28 July 2013, and never fulfilled promise on low fare instead of this halted operations on 1 July 2015 due to suspension of operating license.[4] Former locations[5] served by the airline include:

Frequent flyer program[edit]

The Air Indus frequent flyer program was called Indus Miles. The program offered various privileges including priority check-in, priority boarding, priority standby and extra baggage allowance, free award tickets and discounts at various outlets. Indus Miles could be accrued by traveling on Air Indus flights, as well through partners for booking hotels, renting a car or dining out.[6]

Relaunch[edit]

Air Indus is planning to relaunch operations with new ATR72 aircraft since the second quarter of 2019. The airline will resume operations to national hubs and will also start operations to social-economic centres of Pakistan; such as Gwadar, Sukkur, Gilgit and Rahim Yar Khan. The airline also has plans to include narrow-body jets for operations to the Middle East.[7][8][9]

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2017, the Air Indus fleets 3 Boeing 737-300 aircraft are stored on the tarmac of Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. And 3 other Airbus ATR 72 signed by Air Indus according to the Airline Web Site [10]

Air Indus fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
B E Total
ATR 72 3 70 70 Air Indus has signed for 3 ATR 72 which will be delivered by the start of April 2019[10]
Boeing 737 0 100 100
Total 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REGULAR PUBLIC TRANSPORT LICENCEES" (Archive). Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on June 10, 2014. "Air Indus (Pvt) Limited (RPT) C, 13th Commercial Street, Phase-II Extension, DHA, Karachi-Pakistan"
  2. ^ "Pakistan Carrier Expands". Airliner World: 16. July 2015.
  3. ^ "Air Indus ever plans to resume operation this month".
  4. ^ "CAA suspends Air Indus' operations for violating safety regulations". Dawn. Dawn. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ Air Indus announce launch dates
  6. ^ "Indus Miles". Air Indus. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Air Indus Airline (PVT) Ltd". www.airindus.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  8. ^ "Air Indus plans to resume operation this month - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-01-07. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  9. ^ "Pakistan's Air Indus to wet-lease two B737-800s". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  10. ^ a b http://www.airindus.com.pk/our-fleet.html

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