Airbahn (Irvine, CA) is an apparent non-starter.
On June 23, its only Airbus A320 (the pictured N786PB) departed from Ontario International Airport bound for Bangor, ME. It was leased from Airblue.
It is unclear if the aircraft will proceed back to Pakistan.
Airbahn was a planned U.S. airline that was founded by Tariq M. Chaudhary (who is also the CEO of Airblue).
The carrier planned to operate out of Southern California (probably Ontario), to destinations in California, Nevada and Canada.
The planned service was to have started in the second quarter of 2022. High fuel costs may have changed their plans.
As previously reported, due to Airbahn’s slow progress in the AOC process, the prospective airline asked for another extension.
The DOT disagreed and revoked the startup’s Transport Certificate on May 19, 2022.
The start-up has not issued any statement. Their website still states its is coming soon and is hiring!
Top Copyright Photo: Airbahn Airbus A320-214 N786PB (msn 3974) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 957983.