Live from the Airbus press conference. Air Blue orders 8 A320s making it Pakistan's fastest growing airline in Pakistan. The order makes 14 total A320s in its fleet.
Shahid Abbasi and John Leahy announced that they are in talks to purchase A350XWB aircraft as well. When asked by Flightblogger, Mr. Abbasi says he is speaking with Boeing on a 787 purchase as well and the order could go either way. A decision should come by June 2008.
Deliveries for the A320 will start in July 2009.
Expansion will be eastward to Singapore and Bankok as well as routes within the region.
UPDATE: 10:42 GST - Chief Operating Officer, Shahid Abbasi was present at the press conference, not Chairman and CEO Tariq Chaudhary