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PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons  
User currently offlinePIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Hi Folk,

For those of U interested in PIA or Hajj operations, here is some news abt. PIAs lease of a Turkish MNG A300 B4.

http://geocities.com/fly_pia/news

Cheers

PIAforME
Kamran Sarwar

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User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Why they always get A-300s... Why not a more fuel efficient aircraft like A-310 , A-320s


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User currently offlinePIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Hi Sayem55,

Well, due to the Hajj, which in reality is a MASSIVE transportation event I think PIA opt for seats/commonality rather that fuelefficency. Also the lease period is very short - typically only the duration of the hajj, transport forth and back. This particular A300 has singleconfiguration layout and holds 309 pax seats.

PIAforME
Kamran Sarwar


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Saw it fly over my house early yesterday evening.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

309 in an A300?Sheesh!What is the leg pitch?

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

309 in all-Y isn't surprising, I think AA gets 251 in a 2 class machine with MRTC.

Figure 31" gets you 3 more rows in coach, so add 24 seats: 251+24=275
The yank the F seats out and you get at two more rows of eight plus the extra eight seats yields 16 more, so 275+24=299.

So 309 is tight but not totally wildly insane, especially if they pull some of the closet space for the now non-existant F class.

Steve


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Heck A300s b4 are certified up to 345 and 600R's 361. The Monarch 600r I was in wasnt bad at all and it was near full.


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User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Thank you PIAforME

Anathor question
Why cant/dont they use retired aircrafts 742 for Hajj operations? thanx

Sayem



StarFighter
User currently offlinePIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Hi Sayem,

Sorry to say, but come-on man!

There is a reason for why Aircrafts are retired. Maybe more so with PIA the retirements are due to ACs are non-fly worthy anylonger. So U cant be serious about sending haj'is on sub-standard aircrafts.

And because the Hajj push is only for a short period every year, PIA leases the xtra aircrafts needed for the special trafic. As opposed to have overcapacity all year round if they bought more crafts.

PIAforME
Kamran Sarwar


User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Thanx again PIAforME
This question was sort of for most of you but wasn’t for me since I have no experience of aviation industry … I am 16 yar.
Sayem



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