A Pakistani private airline AirSial is looking forward to adding two aircraft to its fleet this month in order to start its international operations from Pakistan to different countries.
According to the details, the two A320-200 aircraft are being purchased by the airline on dry lease for 6-8 years having a seating capacity of 180 passengers. The size of the fleet of the private airline will then be expanded to 5 after the arrival of the two aircraft.
Recently, the airline operated by Sialkot’s businessmen received approval from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to start its operations on international routes mostly in Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq.
The sources from the airline informed the media men that the revamp and design work of the aircraft are currently at the final stages. The aircraft are expected to arrive in Pakistan between September 10-15 depending on the regulator’s permission from different authorities.
AirSial started its operations in December 2020. The private airline operates weekly flights from Karachi to Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. The airline was initiated by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry to enhance air travel to and from Pakistan.
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Moreover, the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines has decided to induct five new aircraft into its fleet. The airline is going to get five state-of-the-art aircraft on dry-lease for six years. For this purpose, the tender has been floated seeking applications from the market.
The wide-body aircraft will be beneficial for the growing business of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The new planes that will be added to PIA will have a capacity of 250 to 320 passengers.
As per the sources, the PIA continues to induct new aircraft into its fleet as the second Airbus 320 has been inducted. The plane will reach Pakistan from Sharjah.
After the addition of these aircraft, the national flag carrier fleet will now consist of 14 Airbus A320 aircraft.