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PIA acquires another dry leased Airbus-320

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP) :Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday announced acquiring another dry leased Airbus-320 that reached Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) for induction in the national flag-carrier’s fleet in the next few days.
“It is the second aircraft, acquired on a six-year dry lease, during the current year, which has arrived Islamabad from French city of Perpignan via Egypt,” a PIA spokesman said in a press statement.
He said three weeks ago, the PIA had also acquired an aeroplane and made it part of the regular flight operations. With the arrival of the second dry leased aircraft, the number of newly inducted airplanes in the PIA fleet, under the present management, stood at three.
The spokesman said now the PIA would be operating with overall 11 airbuses which would help it generate more revenue.
As per the PIA business plan, he said, more aircraft would be inducted in the national flag-carrier’s fleet in the coming days.
PIA’s Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik has thanked Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan and the Ministry of Finance for their cooperation in procuring the aircraft.
He said the acquisition of new and improved aircraft would significantly increase the productivity of PIA, adding the national flag-carrier had recently improved its operational and safety standards as per best international practices.

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