Fly Jinnah, Pakistan’s new low-cost carrier, and a joint venture company between Lakson Group and Air Arabia Group, announces the appointment of Mr. Syed Armaan Yehia as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Yehia brings over 28 years of aviation experience and has held senior positions with two airlines in Pakistan, starting as Director of Marketing of Aero Asia International, where he was also a founding team member, driving the airline’s growth prior to joining Airblue in 2004 where he served as Director of Commercial Operations and responsible for developing the airline’s commercial activities for almost two decades. Built on the knowledge and experience gained from previous roles, he will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the company achieve growth and enduring value to its customers and shareholders.
‘Fly Jinnah’ launched its commercial operations on November 1st, 2022 and currently operates domestic flights across five destinations in Pakistan including, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. The airline operates a modern fleet that consists of three Airbus A320 aircraft and serving the Pakistani market with domestic destinations for the first year then it will expand its route network internationally.
Lakson Group and Air Arabia Group announced their decision to form a JV airline in Pakistan in September 2021. ‘Fly Jinnah’ follows Air Arabia’s low-cost business model and provide its customer base with a reliable operation and value-driven product starting from the aircraft which is configured with 174 seats providing added comfort with one of the most generous seat-pitch of any economy cabin. The aircraft is also equipped with “SkyTime”, a free in-flight streaming service that allows passengers to stream a wide selection of entertainment directly to their devices. Customers can also enjoy a variety of snacks, sandwiches, hot meals, and beverages from its on-board “SkyCafe” menu at affordable prices.