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PIA Operating All Fleet Types To BOM?  
User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Now this is not a Pakistan-bashing post. Just something to figure out "why"

PIA flies BOM KHI (I think daily) as flight PK 275.

I've been noticing the past few days this week, and almost every day the flight was operated by a different aircraft.

First an A300 B2 (which was the regular visitor to BOM)

Then an A310

For two days a 747-300

and finally yesterday, one of the new 777-200LR's !!!

The only common thing was that all of them were in the new color scheme which itself is quite boring and sad to look at.

So either PIA's fleet planning dept is on holiday, or someone's gone bonkers, or they want to show us Indians how many different types they have in their fleet !!

Anyone in India (Bombay) or Pakistan (Karachi) have an idea about this ? Why ? How ?

Cheers!

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User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Quoting SM777 (Thread starter):

and finally yesterday, one of the new 777-200LR's !!!

Well it is a long trip  Smile
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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Sanjeev....Last time I checked the B747s were doing the rounds.But due to training not had a look at the International for some time now.Maybe the PIA helpdesk at Mumbai could help.If it was a Roster issue or load factor one.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

the 772LRs could be to train new pilots. I think a lot of airlines do this when they get new a/c types - run them on very short sectors so they can get pilots trained faster. I hope the rest is due to varying loads Big grin


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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

KHI-BOM would be what 45-minutes? A 772LR does seem like major overkill, but I guess as Nimish said it must be for crew-training purposes. However if PK is using such large aircraft on the route there must be significant demand. Has PK recently (since services were restarted) used their 737's on the route? I know DEL only gets a 733 and maybe a 734 once in a while.


A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Quoting SM777 (Thread starter):
So either PIA's fleet planning dept is on holiday, or someone's gone bonkers, or they want to show us Indians how many different types they have in their fleet !!

Probably all of those points are valid, same with the babus in AIs fleep depts  Wink


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2536 times:

Basically this proves that fleet planning in South Asia is a mysterious art! Everybody is bonkers out here.
 Silly



A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2505 times:

PIA's new schedule for KHI-BOM shows five weekly flights with A310 once a week, 777 and 743 twice a week each.

KHI-DEL is thrice weekly with A310, 777 and 743 once a week each, 737 only do LHE-DEL and A300B4 fleet has been phased out.

[Edited 2006-04-07 13:11:46]

User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2475 times:

Maybe their just proud of their 777LR's !!
I know Id be... especially as they're new and AI's are ex UA ..

 Wink


User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Thanx all for your inputs.

Well its quite mysterious, could be pilot training (777 most likely since its the newest type) or a sudden spurt in traffic sufficient enough to fill 2 x 743s a week and 1 x 772, in addition to the 310 flights !

Cheers  airplane 


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

You read it wrong BOM is 777 twice a week, 743 twice a week and A310 once a week, a total of five flights weekly.

DEL is 777 once a week, 743 once a week and A310 once a week from KHI, while 737 is thrice a week from LHE, total six flights.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Schedule from KHI has been changed again:

BOM getting 743 twice a week and A310 thrice a week.
DEL getting 777 twice a week and A310 once a week, from LHE 737 now four times weekly

[Edited 2006-04-17 21:19:41]

User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting SM777 (Thread starter):
First an A300 B2

Not sure what's happening, but its not A300s you would have seen. PIA operated B4-200s and they are long gone now. 777s or 747s to India doesn't sound right. I am out of touch so can anyone tell what the loads are like? I remember the 737s to Delhi probably once a week from Lahore and my father used to tell its not very crowded.

[Edited 2006-04-17 21:22:57]

[Edited 2006-04-17 21:23:26]

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