Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has inducted another aircraft in its fleet which was grounded for more than 13 months. According to official details, just after a month, PIA adds another aircraft in its fleet which was grounded for more than 13 months. This is the second grounded aircraft after Boeing 777 that has been made operational.
Aircraft A320 will now be a part of PIA’s active fleet with no grounded aircraft left behind except for mandatory routine maintenance checks.
Aircraft Airbus A320 registration AP-BLV was grounded in May 2018. CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik after joining PIA instructed to make all grounded aircraft operational.
PIA had earlier requested the government for financial support for reviving the grounded aircraft which though, did not materialize. However, despite its financial constraints the airline by utilizing its own resources managed to revive these aircraft.
On Tuesday, the test flight was carried out successfully and now the aircraft will be doing scheduled flights. These recently revived aircraft Boeing 777 (made already operational from June) and A320 aircraft will be utilized for PIA’s hajj operation.
Pakistan International Airlines CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has congratulated Engineers, Flight Operations, Finance and Supply Chain Divisions for their sincere and untiring efforts and announced appreciation letters for excellent work.