News

Most of PIA’s planes to become non-operational in two years’ time

By News Desk

November 29, 2023 02:48 PM


Most of PIA’s planes to become non-operational in two years’ time

Representational image

Aging planes in the fleet of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have set off alarm bells ringing as most of the airline’s planes will not remain fit for flights in two years’ time, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

PIA’s planes, on average, are 17 years old, while according to international standards, if a plane gets 19-year-old, it is no longer fit for flight, and a plane, less than 10 years old, is deemed as a new one.

Pakistan, on the other hand, has only two planes which are less than 10 years old.

Already the airline has grounded its 10 planes at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport which are between 15 and 20 years old.

Among those planes, there are four airbuses, five Boeing 777 and one ATR.

Two of PIA’s airbuses and three Boeing planes have gone beyond the age limit. 

And due to the non-availability of funds and its likely privatization, the national flag carrier has done little planning to purchase new ones. It instead got two airbuses on lease.

 

 

Reporter: Tayyab Saif


News Desk


Most Read

  1. Stormy rain warning: Holiday in Sindh schools tomorrow Stormy rain warning: Holiday in Sindh schools tomorrow
  2. Bilal Abbas and Sarah Khan's 'Abdullahpur Ka Devdas' on YouTube from March 1 Bilal Abbas and Sarah Khan's 'Abdullahpur Ka Devdas' on YouTube from March 1
  3. Fire breaks out in PACE shopping mall in Lahore Fire breaks out in PACE shopping mall in Lahore
  4. CM Maryam slaps total ban on postings and transfers CM Maryam slaps total ban on postings and transfers
  5. COAS Gen Asim lauds ASP Shehrbano’s selfless devotion to duty COAS Gen Asim lauds ASP Shehrbano’s selfless devotion to duty
  6. Dananeer Mobeen's heartbreak video faces criticism Dananeer Mobeen's heartbreak video faces criticism

Opinion

  1. Literate the Religious Illiterate
    Literate the Religious Illiterate

    By Dr Asif Channer

  2. THE SECRET WAR: Public Interest Vs Official Secrets Act 1923
    THE SECRET WAR: Public Interest Vs Official Secrets Act 1923

    By Syed Aun Mohammed Bokhari

  3. Political Opportunism and the 18th Constitutional Amendment
    Political Opportunism and the 18th Constitutional Amendment

    By Muhammad Asad Ayaz

  4. To Know and Not to Know
    To Know and Not to Know

    By Abdullah Bin Tahir

  5. Gender equality: A pre-requisite for a balanced society
    Gender equality: A pre-requisite for a balanced society

    By Mehak Sabir