LAHORE: PIA has decided to induct two new aircraft in its fleet in first quarter of 2019. The A320 aircraft already under the evaluation phase will be acquired on dry lease strictly in accordance with PPRA Rules, spokesman for the airline said here on Saturday. He said that the decision was taken in an executive meeting chaired by Chairman & CEO Muhammad Saqib Aziz. The meeting reviewed the performance of airline during last months. It was discussed in the meeting that due increasing demand in market, enhancement of fleet has become necessary as the present fleet is not sufficient to cater to the demand.

Saqib Aziz said that with the acquisition of two aircraft will certainly help PIA in expanding its network and passenger base as well. These aircraft will mainly be used on domestic and regional routes including Gulf and South East Asian Region, he said.