ISLAMABAD - PIA Chairman Ali Gardezi has said that the revival of PIA as desired by the Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Shareef is his aim and under the guidance and supervision of Shujaat Azeem, advisor to the prime minister on aviation, the airline is moving in the right direction.
He was addressing a ceremony held at Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad on Saturday in which the second A320 aircraft joined PIA fleet.
Secretary Aviation and Chairman PIA, Muhammad Ali Gardezi, said that PIA is in the process of acquiring the latest aircraft in its fleet and has received delivery of the second A320 aircraft on dry lease, which arrived on Saturday at Islamabad airport, increasing the operational fleet to 26 aircraft. He said that with the induction of these latest technology fuel-efficient aircraft, the airline will be in a better position to offer better services to its passengers and at the same time they will benefit PIA in terms of fuel savings, which is a major cost factor for the airline.
Gardezi said that PIA will receive the third A320 aircraft in October while one aircraft on wet lease will be inducted in PIA fleet in August and it is expected that PIA will have 7-10 more aircraft inducted in its fleet by December, this year 2014.
Managing Director PIA Shanawaz Rerhaman sharing his views on the occasion said that with the induction of aircraft in PIA fleet, the PIA will be able to restore its flights frequencies and introduce new destinations for the convenience of its passengers.