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First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:45 pm

The aircraft is now in Karachi. Here are some pictures from inside the Hanger.

Please ignore the incorrect date.


http://www.historyofpia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5894
http://www.historyofpia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36982
http://www.historyofpia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36989

[Edited 2006-06-05 07:48:51]
 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:18 pm

When will they start services and on which routes?
 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:23 pm

 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:03 pm

PIA747:

Thanks for posting the pictures. The PIA scheme is stunning on the ATR42. The flag on the tail was terrible, the regional scheme is much better.
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:06 pm

Great Pics Yawar.
Thanks for Sharing.
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:23 pm

First flight tomorrow Karachi-Gwadar, as for Rahimyarkhan its actually "Rahim Yar Khan". This map http://www.piac.com.pk/images/domestic_dest.gif has all of the stations ATR's will take over from the F-27 give and take a few places that may have been suspended, some of them were only served with DHC-6(Twin Otter) which have been phased out of the fleet others became totally unfeasible, with the exception of KHI, LHE and ISB all of PIA's domestic services are economically unviable.

PIA are also introducing 772ER on OSL-CPH route on both services inplace of A310 and the 742M is back in IAH in place of 772ER for both services.
 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:07 pm

PIA747...shukria for the photo links.... Smile

they look nice.....maybe next time I go to KHI in the fall/winter I'll try to book a flight on one of the routes just to fly on one of these birds...I've never been to any of the smaller cities, so it will give me an excuse to go.... biggrin 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:25 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 5):
with the exception of KHI, LHE and ISB all of PIA's domestic services are economically unviable.

I'm surprised PIA hasn't ordered RJs to ply some of these routes in place of a 737.
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:31 pm

and what about the ISB-IST-FRA service? still in service?
 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:46 pm

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 7):
I'm surprised PIA hasn't ordered RJs to ply some of these routes in place of a 737.

Because those are even more economically unviable than 737s
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:59 pm

So I take it that the routes ex-KHI are first for the ATR - this gives the F27s a little longer in ISB, then. So, how long before the final F27s are replaced?
 
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RE: First PIA ATR-42-500 In Karachi

Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:07 pm

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 10):
So I take it that the routes ex-KHI are first for the ATR - this gives the F27s a little longer in ISB, then.

Correct.

Regarding domestic route map PIA no longer serve Sehwan Sharif, Ormara, Bannu, Hyderabad, Jiwani, Khuzdar, Muzaffarabad, Dadu, Mirpur Khas, Sui, Rawala Kot, Mianwali and Parachinar.

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 7):
I'm surprised PIA hasn't ordered RJs to ply some of these routes in place of a 737.

737 only does KHI, ISB, LHE, Peshawar, Quetta, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Faisalabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Skardu and Sukkur all the rest are F-27 routes with the exception of Skardu which only gets jet service.