PIA states requirement for 34 additional aircraft

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By admin July 29, 2014 13:33

PIA states requirement for 34 additional aircraft

Pakistan International Airlines has stated it needs 34 additional aircraft to adequately make up for an operational shortfall.

Chairman of the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Muhammad Ali Gardezi stated that of the carrier’s 30-strong fleet of aircraft, only 19 were currently operational, and that plans to resume viable routes were being hampered by a lack of operational equipment.

Gardezi also stated that PIA’s process of acquiring ATR turboprops for use on domestic routes had encountered difficulties in finding lessors willing to supply both aircraft and pilots due to Pakistan’s current security situation.

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By admin July 29, 2014 13:33