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PIA to induct two aircraft in its fleet

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KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines has decided to induct two new aircraft in its fleet in the first quarter of 2019.
The A320 aircraft already under the evaluation phase would be acquired on dry lease strictly in accordance with PPRA Rules, said a press release issued here on Saturday.
The decision was taken in an executive meeting chaired by Chairman  & CEO Muhammad Saqib Aziz. The meeting reviewed the performance of airline during the last months. It was discussed in the meeting that due to increasing demand in the market, enhancement of fleet has become necessary as the present fleet was not sufficient to cater to the demand.
Saqib Aziz said the acquisition of two aircraft will certainly help PIA in expanding its network and passenger base as well. These aircraft would mainly be used on domestic and regional routes including Gulf and South East Asian Region, he said.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.