Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

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Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:30 am

PIA's last four Airbus A310-300 aircraft will be phased out from airline's fleet after the Hajj this year, according to airline's acting CEO Bernd Hildenbrand.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by uzairali » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:02 pm

I don't think it'll happen. Where are the replacements? They already sold for tickets for post hajj flights. How are they going to make up for the flights with now 4 less aircrafts in <3 months?

We've no a330/b787 to come. Only b777.

Would've been better had it occurred next year when we get b773 from boeing. Not a direct replacement, but at least PIA fleet will not be going down in numbers.

I hope Punjab CM and PM gets a310 for VIP configuration. This way, a320 is not taken out of the PIA inventory (even though PM pays for it, but it's more costly) and CM does not pay $20m for new private jet. I'm sure these a310 are valued less than a310 and flying once or twice a month is going to be fine.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by raihans » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:05 pm

Glad to know the phasing out of A310s post Hajj 2016

If PIA has already decided for the wide bodies B777s or A330s from the last tender then i am sure the replacements will be available near around the phasing out time of A310s,
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by uzairali » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:08 pm

raihans wrote:Glad to know the phasing out of A310s post Hajj 2016

If PIA has already decided for the wide bodies B777s or A330s from the last tender then i am sure the replacements will be available near around the phasing out time of A310s,

I hope so they've signed up for the aircrafts from previous tenders, as it is quite lengthy in acquiring new planes. Papers, tests, customs, paint job, layout etc. So many things to do.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by zubairadil2016 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:53 pm

Finally...... =D>
But what about replacement? They have to decide that soon.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:03 pm

PIA at a time had twelve A310s in its fleet. That fleet has shrunk to four active A310s.

Apparently eight A310s already phased out from airline's fleet have been replaced with a mix of A320s and B777s.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by 747-300 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:58 pm

Got to know UL officials were in KHI to finalize 330 deal.
Dont know if true.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by zubairadil2016 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:15 pm

747-300 wrote:Got to know UL officials were in KHI to finalize 330 deal.
Dont know if true.
Hope that is true. [-o<

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by PK-Geek » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:17 pm

uzairali wrote: We've no a330/b787 to come. Only b777.
As of latest information, PIA going to induct three Airbus A330 on dry lease. First delivery expected on 31st July 2016.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Umair94 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:29 pm

should have done some farewell flights. They have served PIA for 25 years. Any idea how many hours each airframe has flown?
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Pakistan-1 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:09 am

UL's A333 have flat bed Seats in their business class

http://www.seatplans.com/airlines/srila ... s/a330-300
I also assume that the A333 will not be painted until the end of the year when the new livery is introduced
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by uzairali » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:26 am

Pakistan-1 wrote:UL's A333 have flat bed Seats in their business class

http://www.seatplans.com/airlines/srila ... s/a330-300
I also assume that the A333 will not be painted until the end of the year when the new livery is introduced

Excellent for Australia/NZ route! Hopefully we can do direct Paris, Frankfurt as well.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by zainman88 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:33 am

uzairali wrote:
Pakistan-1 wrote:UL's A333 have flat bed Seats in their business class

http://www.seatplans.com/airlines/srila ... s/a330-300
I also assume that the A333 will not be painted until the end of the year when the new livery is introduced

Excellent for Australia/NZ route! Hopefully we can do direct Paris, Frankfurt as well.

Are you talking about PK flying to Australia/NZ? I hope not because that will never happen.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by zubairadil2016 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:28 pm

Umar Farooq wrote:
uzairali wrote: We've no a330/b787 to come. Only b777.
As of latest information, PIA going to induct three Airbus A330 on dry lease. First delivery expected on 31st July 2016.
That is something really good to hear those A330s are almost new and the cabin is also very nice, hope to see them in PIA fleet soon. :)

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by raihans » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:43 pm

uzairali wrote:Excellent for Australia/NZ route! Hopefully we can do direct Paris, Frankfurt as well.
Etihad codeshares are expanding within PIA network so forget about Australian destinations

As far as repainting of upcoming fleet A330s is concerned, might be we see hybrid livery initially and full livery once the new corporate identity is introduced by end of the year ?
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