777way
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PIA Going For A320 Again

Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:40 pm

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.

http://www.brecorder.com/market-data/stocks-a-bonds/0/1270579/

Interestingly Kingfisher aircraft might be the ones they are going for, in the case of 738 they were looking at Jet Airways.

[Edited 2012-12-23 07:09:39]
 
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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:33 pm

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
PIA engineering are against this deal

PIA employees are against everything!

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
rumored that the airlines former CEO/MD resigned due to this as well, he wanted Boeings too

This shows how "serious" the airline is being managed...

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):

Twice in the past PK attempted to get the Airbus, in 2007 brand new on lease and in 2010 from Freebird Airlines.

Plus Inter Airlines A321s in 2006  
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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:52 pm

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.
 
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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:30 am

Quoting TK1244 (Reply 1):
us Inter Airlines A321s in 2006

Yes I didnt mention those as they were only two leased temporarily during Hajj, not a long term replacement as in the other cases.
 
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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:39 am

Forget PIA I am favoring the private airlines Air Blue and Shaheen Air which are doing very well compare to PIA.
 
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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:55 pm

Five due in March/April and three in October.
 
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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:36 pm

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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RE: PIA Going For A320 Again

Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:49 pm

One of the bigger leasing firms, rumored to be ex-Kingfisher planes.