PIA all set to induct 5 more aircraft in its fleet

PIA all set to induct 5 more aircraft in its fleet | PakistanTribeISLAMABAD – With hopes to extend and elevate its services, Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is all set to include five new Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet, PakistanTribe.com has reported.

As many as three aircrafts’ lease deal has already been finalized with GMAC, an American manufacturer General Motor’s Company.

Negotiations for the induction of another 2 aircraft will be finalized next week with a Japanese firm, PIA sources further said.

Flagship airline of the country, PIA has recently added four aircraft in its fleet: as many two from Turkish company and another two from a Dutch firm.

Currently PIA is operating with 36 aircraft, out of which only 27 are in functional condition making it a worrisome thing for administrations to carry out operations.

PIA’s spokesperson, Mashhood Tajwar, confirms the new induction while talking to PakistanTribe.com on telephone saying that the new induction will impact positively on the national carrier’s financials.

Airbus-A320 is considered a more fuel efficient carrier and its induction in the fleet is likely to decrease PIA’s current deficit.

Pakistani government has announced recently that the state owned corporation can be privatised due to the loss its carry.

As part of its reforms programme, Pakistan’s national airline,PIA is also planning to offer In-Flight WiFi and Cellular Roaming services to its passengers.

As a leading air-travel service provider in Pakistan, PIA is also planning to induct five more vehicles in its fleet; the tender for the new project can be announced in June 2014.

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