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PIA to induct 10 more A-320s in fleet

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has planned to induct another 10 A320 aircraft on a six-year dry lease while five 60 seater ATR 72 aircraft that will be inducted in the fleet in near future. The national flag carrier has received delivery of two A320 aircraft from Air via Bulgarian Airways on wet lease...

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 14, 2014 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
PIA to induct 10 more A-320s in fleet

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has planned to induct another 10 A320 aircraft on a six-year dry lease while five 60 seater ATR 72 aircraft that will be inducted in the fleet in near future.

The national flag carrier has received delivery of two A320 aircraft from Air via Bulgarian Airways on wet lease while it has acquired two latest technology fuel efficient Boeing 737-800 aircraft on wet lease from Turkish based Corondon Airlines.

These aircraft have arrived at Jinnah International Airport Karachi and will be deployed on domestic and international routes, according to a spokesman of PIA here.

“These aircraft are being put into operation immediately and to be deployed on domestic and international routes,” he added.

The induction of more fuel efficient aircraft in the fleet will help increase revenue for the airline, provide better services to customers and improve the flight schedule of the airline.

The aircraft are being inducted keeping in view the airline's requirement and with complete transparency in accordance with PPRA rules, he added.

In July and August, the national flag carrier received delivery of A320 aircraft on dry lease.

“We will be able to restore our flights frequencies and introduce new destinations for the convenience of our passengers,” he added. 

As part of Revival of PIA programme the national flag carrier is in the process of acquiring fuel efficient aircraft on priority and has floated tenders accordingly. – APP

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