The airline is also leasing two A343 from Turkish Arlines due in September in all Y configuration, as well as some Dash 8-Q400 supposedly coming from France, with the latter they will launch domestic socio-economic routes mainly to the the Northern most parts of the country Chitral, Gilgit and Skardu, flights there are weather restricted, PIA only serve those places currently daily but cancellations are frequent.
sturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10561 times:
Where are the A343 supposed to fly to? Could it be that they're looking at more Europe flights, and the ED designator conflicts with Edelweiss, forcing a change? They took PA presumably since it's the first two letters in 'Pakistan'.
Thanks for that info. Wikipedia does indicate that ED was used by both Edelweiss and AirBlue, as a controlled duplicate similar to IT (Kingfisher and Irtysh Avia). I can't think of any other reason to change than a conflict. Anyone else got any ideas?
gingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6516 times:
Quoting sturmovik (Reply 5): Apologies. I went by what a.net was indicating in the mouseover text, combined with the (questionable)fact that the ED code was indicated as a controlled duplicate on the wikipedia list.