Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

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

Post by uzairali » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:01 pm

zainman88 wrote:
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.

Why not? They've good business class seats too! What's wrong with a 3 weekly direct flights to Pakistan? PIA can surely fly them cheaper than Etihad, considering first Etihad pays for lengthier flight to the west, then another plane goes to sky onwards to Pakistan.

PIA used to have office there a few years back.


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

Post by zainman88 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:49 am

uzairali wrote:
zainman88 wrote:
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.

Why not? They've good business class seats too! What's wrong with a 3 weekly direct flights to Pakistan? PIA can surely fly them cheaper than Etihad, considering first Etihad pays for lengthier flight to the west, then another plane goes to sky onwards to Pakistan.

PIA used to have office there a few years back.

Forget about seats or whether PIA is closer etc. There is simply not enough traffic. Air India struggles with a 3 weekly service and they have to triangle it to MEl/SYD and DEL/BOM and they have 787s.

That's just one problem. Even if PK had 787s there simply aren't enough Pakistanis. And PK offers no connections that would entice other travellers to jump ship.

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

Post by Usman ali » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:23 pm

zainman88 wrote:
uzairali wrote:
zainman88 wrote:
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.

Why not? They've good business class seats too! What's wrong with a 3 weekly direct flights to Pakistan? PIA can surely fly them cheaper than Etihad, considering first Etihad pays for lengthier flight to the west, then another plane goes to sky onwards to Pakistan.

PIA used to have office there a few years back.

Forget about seats or whether PIA is closer etc. There is simply not enough traffic. Air India struggles with a 3 weekly service and they have to triangle it to MEl/SYD and DEL/BOM and they have 787s.

That's just one problem. Even if PK had 787s there simply aren't enough Pakistanis. And PK offers no connections that would entice other travellers to jump ship.
There are a lot of Pakistanis in Sydney and thai flights from Karachi and Lahore are full of passengers for Australia. Mostly more passengers for Australia than for bangkok.

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

Post by uzairali » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:16 pm

Maybe south Africa can be served too! About 40,000 Pakistanis live there.

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

Post by uzairali » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:17 pm

zainman88 wrote:
uzairali wrote:
zainman88 wrote:
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.

Why not? They've good business class seats too! What's wrong with a 3 weekly direct flights to Pakistan? PIA can surely fly them cheaper than Etihad, considering first Etihad pays for lengthier flight to the west, then another plane goes to sky onwards to Pakistan.

PIA used to have office there a few years back.

Forget about seats or whether PIA is closer etc. There is simply not enough traffic. Air India struggles with a 3 weekly service and they have to triangle it to MEl/SYD and DEL/BOM and they have 787s.

That's just one problem. Even if PK had 787s there simply aren't enough Pakistanis. And PK offers no connections that would entice other travellers to jump ship.
The triangle is the problem. If they're going to make someone from Sydney or Melbourne to Bombay in many stop overs, what incentive it has over other airlines then? National carrier runs due to direct flights.

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

Post by Amaad Lone » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:10 pm

Instead of scrapping the four operational A310-300s PIA should try to sell them to an airline like Mahan Air that is still operating a large A310-300 fleet.

These airbuses can still be used for another few years by a well managed airline like Mahan or at least they can be parted out for spares to be used on the existing Mahan fleet.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by zainman88 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:38 pm

Usman ali wrote:
zainman88 wrote:
uzairali wrote:
zainman88 wrote:
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.

Why not? They've good business class seats too! What's wrong with a 3 weekly direct flights to Pakistan? PIA can surely fly them cheaper than Etihad, considering first Etihad pays for lengthier flight to the west, then another plane goes to sky onwards to Pakistan.

PIA used to have office there a few years back.

Forget about seats or whether PIA is closer etc. There is simply not enough traffic. Air India struggles with a 3 weekly service and they have to triangle it to MEl/SYD and DEL/BOM and they have 787s.

That's just one problem. Even if PK had 787s there simply aren't enough Pakistanis. And PK offers no connections that would entice other travellers to jump ship.
There are a lot of Pakistanis in Sydney and thai flights from Karachi and Lahore are full of passengers for Australia. Mostly more passengers for Australia than for bangkok.

Not enough traffic. They go with TG because there is no other choice. No way near enough to support PK. Anyway this thread is about A310's, good riddance!

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

Post by imiakhtar » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:35 pm

zainman88 wrote:Not enough traffic. They go with TG because there is no other choice. No way near enough to support PK. Anyway this thread is about A310's, good riddance!
Don't waste your time replying to them Zain.

Some users have no understanding of the airline industry AND think PIA should be some sort of taxi service.

Hopefully PIA does a proper job of scrapping these aircraft and they don't become part of the junkyard at Karachi.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by zubairadil2016 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:06 pm

What aircraft PIA will use on the routes Where A310 flying now after its retirement?
Like Beijing, Tokyo or Kuala Lumpur anyone have any idea?

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

Post by hasan saleem » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:24 am

are the current active 310 in in all eco layout ?

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

Post by gooner14 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:09 am

The last time I travelled on the A310 they had those outdated yellowish business class seats. I am travelling inshAllah this Saturday from KHI - ISB on the A310 so I'll have a look again. Whatever the case, the interior of the planes are in a terrible state

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

Post by gooner14 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:14 pm

Are they still planning on phasing them out? The planes are in terrible state, even business class looks more similar to seats on a local dulhan bus.

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

Post by zubairadil2016 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:11 am

my brother just got ticket for KUL-KHI-KHI-KUL he will be travelling in December and January the ticket shows aircraft is A310 for both sides.

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

Post by AM Kay » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:35 am

I am supposed to fly KHI-KUL early October and the aircraft mentioned is A-310. I tried to confirm it with PIA staff but they seems to be unaware of any such thing about scrapping A-310s. Lets see what happens :-k
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by CoyBoy » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:34 pm

They arent getting any replacements for them so how can they be dumped unless traffic has lessened and the A320s are sufficient for that.
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