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PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

I wonder whart made FI report this, they must be confused with the F27 replacement plant.

PIA operate their 733's internationally to, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Delhi, Kabul, Mashhad, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Dammam, Kuwait and Muscat and domestically to atleast a dozen cities.


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User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

They can't do that...
Can a turboprop take 130+ from KHI-LOR in an hour???
I believe only Tu-95 can do that.



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User currently offlineSaleem From Pakistan, joined Mar 2000, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 2238 times:

The decision has not been finalized yet, but they are replacing F27 with Dash 8.

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4769 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

It was a misprint most likely in the Flight Intl magazine.

The best replacement for PIAs B 733s are B 737-700s!!!

As for replacing the F 27s, I would say ATR 72-500 Turbos...I dunno much though about the DASH 8 economics vs the ATR 72!


User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

My info is, that they are replacing the F27s with ATR 42-500s, used ones as there are a couple available. Dash 8 would be new to me.

Does someone know how long PIA´s domestic sectors are? If they are short, an ATR 72-500 could probably make sense as on very short hops the times are basically the same, however the costs are drastically lower. The B733s could then be redeployed to longer sectors.

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User currently offlineSaleem From Pakistan, joined Mar 2000, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

The domestic sectors are starting from 100 miles to 400 miles. They are using F27 on Lahore to Karachi sector (with one stop) which is around total 600 plus mile sector.

There may not be any flight longer than 450 - 500 miles on F27, and those are very rare.





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