ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) would put two Boeing 737-800 aircrafts into operation from January 20, the national flag carrier said on Friday.
The PIA said that no other airline in Pakistan is currently using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
These two Boeing 737-800 aircrafts were obtained by PIA on wet lease from a Turkish operator this week for a period of three months, and two more aircraft are expected to join PIA’s fleet in the coming weeks.
The decision to acquire these aircrafts were taken to meet the immediate shortage of aircrafts due to grounding of four aged A-310 aircrafts at the end of last year.
The narrow-body aircraft have a capacity of carrying 189 passengers in all-economy configuration.
The two aircrafts would operate six flights today which include PK-316 (Karachi-Lahore), PK-317 (Lahore-Karachi), PK-306 (Karachi-Lahore), PK-307 (Lahore-Karachi), PK-380 (Karachi-Multan-Islamabad) and PK-319 (Islamabad-Karachi), the PIA said.