KARACHI (News Desk): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to induct five new aircraft to its fleet, media reported on Monday. As per details, two A-320 Airbus will be inducted into the national flag-carrier by November, while a tender to buy three new narrow-body aircraft will also be released next month. The 323 narrow-body aircraft will help the PIA in minimizing its expenses of fuel and will also help in expanding its international and domestic flight operations. It may be noted that, the PIA had also started facility of overhauling of 777 Boeing in various cities of the country.
Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines Air Marshal Arshad Malik had said the move will help the PIA in controlling its expenses of overhauling of the aircraft. Earlier this year, the PIA had temporarily added six narrow-body aircraft to its fleet in June with regard to smooth Hajj flight operations. PIA administration had released tenders for acquiring Airbus A-320 and 737 aircraft on wet lease for six months to facilitate uninterrupted operations for facilitating nationals Meanwhile, The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday restored its flight operation for Malaysia, which was suspended for the last eight months due to the closure of airspace.
“The PIA’s flight carrying more than 300 passengers has left for Kuala Lumpur after the interval of eight months,” an official of PIA told APP. He said that the PIA would operate two direct flights between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur weekly on Monday and Friday to facilitate the tourists and businessmen intending to visit Malaysia and Pakistan. He said people and business community in Kulala Lumpur had welcomed the restoration of flight operation. To a query, he said the numbers of flight would be increased in near future, keeping in view the demand of the people living in Kuala Lumpur. The official said PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik had directed the airline staff to provide the best possible facilities to passengers.
He said the national flag-carrier intended to add new profitable destinations in its operations after the addition of new airplanes in the fleet. He said the PIA was also planning to start direct flights for New York in near future.