The operational fleet of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been increased with the inclusion of two new Airbuses that include A320s and a Boeing 777. They had been out of service for seven months. Pressure on PIA’s overworked fleet is anticipated to decrease with the introduction of these aircraft.
On Tuesday, the Airbus A320 made its debut with flight PK309 from Islamabad-Karachi, and on Wednesday, the Boeing 777 (PK300) departed for Jeddah.
According to a PIA representative, the government is making efforts to promote the expansion and development of PIA. The third and final Boeing 777 will shortly be relaunched, bringing the total number of operating aircraft to 26. He also mentioned that PIA had resurrected two Boeing 777s after a protracted period of grounding.
This year, PIA also intends to add 4-5 mid-range, wide-body aircraft to its fleet. According to the spokesperson, adding more aircraft is necessary for PIA to expand, especially in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China, and the Far East.
The representative added that the aviation industry is recovering and is anticipated to shortly approach pre-pandemic levels. Fleet planning is essential to capitalise on the demand in the quickly changing market, the representative said.