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PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:08 pm

Hi Folk,

For those of U interested in PIA or Hajj operations, here is some news abt. PIAs lease of a Turkish MNG A300 B4.

http://geocities.com/fly_pia/news

Cheers

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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:07 am

Why they always get A-300s... Why not a more fuel efficient aircraft like A-310 , A-320s
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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:56 am

Hi Sayem55,

Well, due to the Hajj, which in reality is a MASSIVE transportation event I think PIA opt for seats/commonality rather that fuelefficency. Also the lease period is very short - typically only the duration of the hajj, transport forth and back. This particular A300 has singleconfiguration layout and holds 309 pax seats.

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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:54 am

Saw it fly over my house early yesterday evening.
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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:06 am

309 in an A300?Sheesh!What is the leg pitch?
 
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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operati

Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:23 am

309 in all-Y isn't surprising, I think AA gets 251 in a 2 class machine with MRTC.

Figure 31" gets you 3 more rows in coach, so add 24 seats: 251+24=275
The yank the F seats out and you get at two more rows of eight plus the extra eight seats yields 16 more, so 275+24=299.

So 309 is tight but not totally wildly insane, especially if they pull some of the closet space for the now non-existant F class.

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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:00 am

Heck A300s b4 are certified up to 345 and 600R's 361. The Monarch 600r I was in wasnt bad at all and it was near full.
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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Sun Feb 02, 2003 5:18 am

Thank you PIAforME

Anathor question
Why cant/dont they use retired aircrafts 742 for Hajj operations? thanx

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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:30 am

Hi Sayem,

Sorry to say, but come-on man!

There is a reason for why Aircrafts are retired. Maybe more so with PIA the retirements are due to ACs are non-fly worthy anylonger. So U cant be serious about sending haj'is on sub-standard aircrafts.

And because the Hajj push is only for a short period every year, PIA leases the xtra aircrafts needed for the special trafic. As opposed to have overcapacity all year round if they bought more crafts.

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RE: PIA Lease MNGAirlines A300-B4 For Hajj Operatioons

Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:55 am

Thanx again PIAforME
This question was sort of for most of you but wasn’t for me since I have no experience of aviation industry … I am 16 yar.
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