Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will induct 4 new aircrafts into its fleet by February under its business plan. The national flag carrier is going to acquire four Airbus 320 aircraft on lease.
After the induction of PIA 4 new aircrafts, the number of Airbus planes in PIA’s fleet will be increased up to 18. Currently, the airline’s fleet comprises 11 Airbus, 12 Boeing 777 and 6 ATR aircraft. The number of Boeing 777 and Airbus aircraft will be hiked up to 44. It is important to mention here that the airline has recently inducted 3 new aircrafts. Earlier in September, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had inducted Airbus-330 aircraft into its fleet in a move to expand flight operation and provide better facilities to its passengers. 2017-made Airbus planes will replace the old aircraft of the PIA. The new airbuses are equipped with all standard level facilities.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PIA Arshad Malik had said:
“The new aircraft are aimed at expanding the flight operations and I thank the efforts of the team. In June last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed to upgrade the PIA fleet on a priority basis in order to generate financial resources instead of becoming a burden on the nationals. He had also direct to expedite the process of reformations and reorganisation of PIA.”