RAWALPINDI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) inaugurated its first engineering hangar for aircraft repair at Islamabad International Facility (IIA) on May 1, 2018, nearly four years after the airport was inaugurated by then-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The hangar, which is named after Noor Khan, will be utilized for PIA aircraft maintenance.
The planes will no longer need to be transferred to Karachi airport for repair, according to a PIA spokesperson.
On Sunday, PIA’s chief executive officer, Arshad Malik, officially opened the engineering hangar.
The CEO stated that PIA was extending its presence to meet the IIA’s future needs. According to the CEO, the majority of PIA activities are being shifted to the north due to increased passenger demand. Even though the majority of the flights were in the north, the planes had to be relocated to Karachi for costly maintenance.
The positioning expenses would be gradually decreased, he added, due to the planes’ maintenance in Islamabad.
Mr. Malik stated that Noor Khan provided several services to PIA, adding that during his term, the national flag carrier achieved significant progress and became one of the world’s leading airlines.
“Attributing a hanger to his name is a tribute to his services.”