No More Reinventing the Wheel — Implanting Modularity with iOS Frameworks

Being at Airlift for more than six months, I have come to realize that one of the most critical components for building a highly successful startup is speed. The issue with that, however, is that in meeting the demands for high-velocity executions, people, especially engineers, run the risk of forgoing quality and consistency.   At Airlift, one of our core… Continue reading No More Reinventing the Wheel — Implanting Modularity with iOS Frameworks

Preparing for interviews the right way — three non-obvious suggestions.

Congratulations, you secured an interview! You share the news with some friends and family. You explain that it’s a pandemic-edition interview, so it’s all online — maybe it’ll be easier this way. They tell you you’ll nail this. You run a quick Google search around interview tips — it tells you to research the company… Continue reading Preparing for interviews the right way — three non-obvious suggestions.

How we’re building our People Strategy at Airlift, and why this isn’t just a fancy way to say HR.

Airlift is doing many things differently — our People Strategy team sits at the heart of the innovation in our values, our operating principles, and our culture. The team consists of a diverse set of individuals that have one thing in common: the drive to build excellence into a scaling organization and the commitment to build… Continue reading How we’re building our People Strategy at Airlift, and why this isn’t just a fancy way to say HR.

Airlift’s secret sauce: empathy as the core management philosophy.

In the long run, Airlift views culture as a rare form of sustainable competitive advantage. Technology, operations and partnerships can be replicated by other key players; culture, however, is incredibly hard to replicate. The fact that we are sharing this in the public domain is a reinforcement of our belief that culture is, indeed, hard to replicate.… Continue reading Airlift’s secret sauce: empathy as the core management philosophy.

What makes the Airlift experience truly unique for teammates?

Over the last year, Airlift has welcomed a diverse pool of new teammates to join our effort in building Airlift Express, a 30-minute delivery service for all household essentials. Our foray into delivery is part of a larger mission of building a world in which self-empowerment is the norm, and not the exception. For consumers, Airlift Express… Continue reading What makes the Airlift experience truly unique for teammates?

Introducing Airlift Express — Building for Self-Empowerment in 2021

On a mission to enable self-empowerment in the region, on July 1st, 2020, our team introduced Airlift Express — a 30-minute delivery service for all household essentials. To deliver on a promise of 30-minute delivery, Airlift introduced the dark store model in Lahore and Karachi. Prior to launching Airlift Express, our team pioneered the world’s… Continue reading Introducing Airlift Express — Building for Self-Empowerment in 2021

To Combat Covid-19, Airlift Suspends Operations, Launches Pilot Relief Fund

Given that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in 250+ confirmed cases in Pakistan, I view it as our collective responsibility to fight back, to prevent the spread, and to act in the collective interest.   Every day, Airlift has been receiving hundreds of messages from concerned customers and pilots, reporting how buses are enabling the spread… Continue reading To Combat Covid-19, Airlift Suspends Operations, Launches Pilot Relief Fund

Airlift’s Commitment to the Collective Interest

Given the Covid-19 threat, individuals and businesses need to put the collective interest above individual preferences. In other countries, governments have either shut down public transport, or have banned the use of cash. The below post is our attempt to provide clarity on how we will proceed.   The exchange of cash is a known medium for… Continue reading Airlift’s Commitment to the Collective Interest

Airlift pioneers a new era of a people-centric corporate culture

Nurturing Employee Experience Last year when we set out to revolutionize mass transit, we not only wanted to change Pakistan’s commute landscape but also create a unique work culture that is nurturing and engaging for our employees. We believe that if we focus on employee experience, our employees will help build an enhanced pilot and… Continue reading Airlift pioneers a new era of a people-centric corporate culture

Six Steps, Six Months, Enhancing Pilot and Passenger Safety.

At Airlift, your safety is our priority. After publishing our in-ride code of conduct, we have been documenting passenger stories, experiences, and recommendations, as well as recording the feedback from our pilots. Based on recent cases, we have devised a six-month strategy to enhance your safety and comfort in the following six ways: Initially, when… Continue reading Six Steps, Six Months, Enhancing Pilot and Passenger Safety.