777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6863 posts, RR: 4 Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8946 times:
Apparently five used IAE V2500 powered aircraft will be dry leased to replace the dwindling 737-300 fleet, only four of which are now left flying, original plan for five 737-800 from an unnamed source and two 777-200ER from Egypt Air, was changed to eight 738s which was also shelved despite having been approved, three more 320s will come in later.
PIA engineering are against this deal due to engine choice and were favouring the 737, rumored that the airlines former CEO/MD resigned due to this as well, he wanted Boeings too.
Twice in the past PK attempted to get the Airbus, in 2007 brand new on lease and in 2010 from Freebird Airlines.
by738 From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Sep 2000, 2546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8367 times:
PK really don't know what theyre doing in terms of fleet development.
They should decide on a rationalised fleet, one long haul (777), one short haul 737/A32X and perhaps a small regional prop. 743's, 733's, A310s etc should be gone, along with any marginal routes they support.
TK1244 From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3764 times:
Quoting 777way (Reply 3): Yes I didnt mention those as they were only two leased temporarily during Hajj, not a long term replacement as in the other cases.
I didn't know that it was that short, but it is a good reason why you didn't mention those
Quoting IAH59 (Reply 4): Forget PIA I am favoring the private airlines Air Blue and Shaheen Air which are doing very well compare to PIA.
These private airlines are doing very well indeed. They can transfer the newest fleet of PIA to one of these private airlines and give all traffic and brand rights from PIA to them, something like with Swissair -> Swiss when the former went bankrupt.
Quoting 777way (Reply 5): Five due in March/April and three in October.
You know where they will come from?
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