PIA gets third A320 aircraft on wet leaseAugust 11, 2014
Karachi: PIA is in the process of acquiring latest aircraft in its fleet and has received delivery of the third A320 aircraft on wet lease which arrived today at Karachi Airport increasing the operational fleet to 28 aircraft.
This was stated by Managing Director PIA, Shahnawaz Rehman, while talking to electronic media at Jinnah Terminal Karachi Airport.
Our aim is the revival of PIA as desired by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Mohammad Nawaz Shareef and under the guidance and supervision of Mr. Shujaat Azeem, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Aviation, the airline is moving in the right direction.
He said that with the induction of these latest technology fuel efficient aircraft, the airline will be in a better position to offers services to its passengers and at the same time will benefit PIA in terms of fuel savings which is a major cost factor for the airline.
Managing Director further said that PIA will receive the fourth A320 aircraft in October and it is expected that PIA will have 7-10 more aircraft inducted in its fleet by December, this year 2014.
He said that with the induction of aircraft in PIA fleet, we will be able to restore our flights frequencies and introduce new destinations for the convenience of our passengers. He informed that PIA’s Pre-Hajj operation will begin from 28th August and this year too PIA will use its own aircraft Boeing 747 and 777’s.
He is very confident that with employees team work and the support of Government of Pakistan PIA will soon be able to restore its past glory.