airmale
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PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:41 pm

No firm date announced but the Karachi-Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo route will be getting the type, replacing the A310 operating the run at present, service is twice a week. Hong Kong and soon to be relaunched Shanghai will remain A310 for the time being.
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DIJKKIJK
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:08 am

Do the loads on this sector justify the use of a 777 or is PIA slowly starting to withdraw A310s from its routes ?

or is it both?

[Edited 2004-03-31 17:08:46]
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PIA747
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:24 am

I dont think this will happen this year. The 3 777s are fully utilized with the 6 weekly cross atlantic flights. I believe this would have to wait until more jets arrive.
 
Shilla
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:06 am

Very good ! The loads from southeast Asia to Japan are always high and I think it´s necessary for PIA to change to B777 in the future.
 
behramjee
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:26 am

Highly unlikely to happen this year thats for sure...maybe by next FEB when 2 more B 777s arrive.

The extra cargo carrying capacity of the B 777 too will come in handy for PIA versus what the A 310 can carry in its belly.

I remember reading many years ago that lots of Japanese and Chinese tourists fly PIA via ISB from NRT-PEK to KATHMANDU-NEPAL !!!

But really is demand that big to justfy replacing the A 310s 170 seaters with 327 seaters B 772s??? I would prefer it if they flew the KHI-ISB-PEK-NRT route instead 3 times a week with A 310s then do twice weekly with B 772s!!!
 
miamix707
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:35 am

JFK has been getting the 777, but the PIA website doesnt list it on the 777 routes. Have they replaced the 747-200 on that route? I was planning to go to JFK and wanted to see the 747 classic in the old colors that's why I'm asking.
 
PIA747
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:05 pm

PIA will fly the 777 to Newyork only for the Month of April. Once the Service to Houston starts in May, all flight to JFK would once again be taken over by the 747.
 
miamix707
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RE: PIA To Go 777 To Beijing And Japan

Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:36 pm

thanks PIA747. So it will be sometime in May then? (remember I'm only interested in the -200 in the old colors not the -300 in eurowhite livery)

btw, does Canada get the 747 or the A310?

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