PIA adds two more planes to its operating fleet: spokesman
ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday said the national carrier had added two more aircraft to its operating fleet in the last 24 hours.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said in a statement: “Even though the country’s economic situation is difficult But the government is keen for the advancement of PIA, which is evident from the fact that the number of aircraft in its operating fleet continues to increase.”
He said the Airbus-320 The new ship arrived a few days ago. It was added to the itinerary after completing all the details: “Yesterday, a new Airbus 320 made its first commercial flight as the PK-309 from Islamabad to Karachi.”
He said the same thing. Boeing-777 Grounded for seven months, it was also added to the squadron. After the necessary overhaul “This plane made its first flight after several months this morning. and traveled to Jeddah as the PK-300.”
The spokesman said this was the second Boeing 777 to return to service in the fleet in recent months. It added that the third plane of the series is also in its final stages. and will start operating in the next few weeks.
“With this process A total of 25 aircraft, including 14 Airbus and 10 Boeing 777s, will be part of PIA’s schedule,” he said, adding that it would help expand the national carrier’s network of operations.
He said this was the highest number of PIA aircraft operating since the COVID-19 pandemic. This was made possible due to the personal interests of Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.
The spokesperson said the aviation industry was entering a full recovery. and stated that an increase in the number of aircraft in PIA was ‘inevitable’ to meet growing passenger demand.