Sayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
Aero Asia International purchases DC-9 and MD-83 Aircraft
26th February, 2003, Aero Asia Press Release
Karachi: Aero Asia International, Pakistan's largest private airline, continues to strive to provide better service to its passengers all the time.
This desire to excel in passenger service is gradually changing the face of its fleet from Russian to Western technology aircraft. Aero Asia currently flies 3 Boeing 737-200 on its domestic and international routes as well as the YAK-42D and BAC-111 Srs500s aircraft. It has now acquired two more Western technology aircraft ie, one DC-9-51 and one MD-83. Both these aircraft have reliable Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines.
The maximum cruising speed of both the aircraft is 850 kilometres/hour and both can cruise above 35,000 feet. The DC-9 has 125 seats with 32 inch seat pitch, while the MD-83 aircraft has a seating capacity of 157 economy class seats. The DC-9 will be inducted in the fleet during the week while MD-83 will join the fleet in 2nd week of March 2003.