KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plans to acquire four Airbus 320 aircraft on lease, increasing the number of Airbus aircraft in its fleet to 18.
Earlier in September, the national flag carrier inducted Airbus-330 aircraft into its fleet in a move to expand flight operations and provide better facilities to its passengers.
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The new Airbus planes, equipped with all standard level facilities, are likely to join PIA’s fleet by February 2022.
PIA chief executive officer (CEO) Arshad Malik had said that the new aircraft are aimed at expanding the flight operations and thanked the efforts of the team.
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In June last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed to upgrade the PIA fleet on a priority basis to generate financial resources instead of becoming a burden on the nationals.