PIA helping to boost tourism profile

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PIA helping to boost tourism profile

Post by HokutoNoKen » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:56 pm

http://www.expresstravelworld.com/20060 ... nt06.shtml

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PIA is also doing its bit to promote tourism. It is now flying thrice-weekly non-stop to Toronto and thrice weekly non-stop to New York. A new business plan for the 2006-2011 period approved last year envisages a fleet development plan of 12 Boeing 777, 10 Turboprops, three new generation medium capacity aircraft, three Airbus A310 freighters and seven narrow body aircraft. PIA's plans to go global by 2011-end include network expansions by adding new destinations including Glasgow, Los Angles, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne/Sydney, Cairo, Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran, Istanbul, Zurich, Shanghai, Seoul, Almaty, Madrid and Barcelona. The airline has also begun advertising to hire its first European stewardesses.

The author is executive editor, Travel Impact Newswire based in Bangkok

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Post by B777240ER » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:05 pm

12 B777

Currently PK have

3 B772ER
2 B772LR

1 B772ER on lease
2 B772LR on lease
4 B773ER 1 on lease

That equals 12

PK have ordered 7 ATR-42, and the article states 10 turboprops so the other 3 are ATR-72.

I doubt that PK will buy 3 new generation medium capacity aircraft but then again this is PK.