airmale
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PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l

Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:30 pm

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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sayem55
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RE: PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l

Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:42 pm

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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Saleem
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RE: PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l

Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:29 pm

The decision has not been finalized yet, but they are replacing F27 with Dash 8.
 
behramjee
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RE: PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l

Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:37 pm

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!
 
Flying-Tiger
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RE: PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l

Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:41 pm

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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Saleem
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RE: PIA May Dump 737 For Turboprops-Flight Int'l

Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:50 am

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.