The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has added two more aircraft to its operational fleet — one newly inducted Airbus A320 and the other Boeing 777, which was grounded for seven months.
The induction of both aircraft into flying duties will help reduce pressure on the airline’s overstretched fleet and pave the way for the much-needed network expansion, according to a PIA spokesperson.
He said that the airline had brought back two Boeing 777s from long grounding and was in the final stages of restoring the third and last Boeing 777 to operational duties, taking the number to 26 operational planes, including 10 Boeing 777s, and 14 Airbus A320s.
PIA also planned to increase its fleet with the induction of four to five mid-tier, wide-body aircraft this year, he said.
The increase in the number of planes was necessary for PIA’s business objectives of network expansions and consolidation on productive routes, especially Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, China and the Far East, the spokesperson said.