PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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Launch of PIA Sydney to Lahore non-stop flight from April 24 also aims to attract passengers from Australia traveling to Pakistan for Eid celebrations.

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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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Abbas Ali wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:48 am Launch of PIA Sydney to Lahore non-stop flight from April 24 also aims to attract passengers from Australia traveling to Pakistan for Eid celebrations.

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I hope this flight sustain and flourish, as after a while seeing some sort of out of box destination added by PIA, and travelling from Lahore to Sydney in just 12 hours is very very convenient for many of the passengers, PIA have some sort of edge on ME3 which back tracks and have total journey time greater than 18 plus hours on average.
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Re: PIA Starting Flights Between Lahore and Sydney in April

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PIA first announced twice a week flight, once from Lahore and once from Karachi, but now its only once a week.

This is beyond hopeless. The only direct flight into Australia and PIA does not even have the guts to plan twice a week.

How will they handle the crew, keep the plane on the ground for 30 hours, so the same crew flies back the plane.

This reminds of me of the last days of New York, when PIA reduced the flights to once a week.

PIA needs a plane like the A330-800, a 250 seat aircraft, long range, fuel efficient, for routes where PIA can opeate around 3 weekly flights.

A330-800 can operate Australia, Canada and USA routes, while the larger sister ship A330-900 can be acquired for UK, Europe and some Far East routes.

With oil remaining at 100 dollars a barrel for the near future PIA needs an aircraft that is not heavy on fuel.

The 777-200ERs should be converted to cargo, with Pakistani exports increasing PIA should be able to handle the cargo for around 3-4 pure cargo 777s.
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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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Flight schedule:

PIA inaugural Lahore to Sydney flight PK9806 to be operated on April 22.

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Route: Lahore to Sydney
Flight Number: PK9806
Day of Operation: Friday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Lahore: 7:15 PM
Arrival in Sydney: 12:45 PM
Flight Duration: 12 hours & 30 minutes

PIA inaugural Sydney to Lahore flight PK9807 to be operated on April 24.

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Route: Sydney to Lahore
Flight Number: PK9807
Day of Operation: Sunday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200LR
Departure from Sydney: 7:45 PM
Arrival in Lahore: 3:45 AM
Flight Duration: 13 hours

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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PIA to operate Direct Non Stop flights to Sydney, Australia from Friday 22 April 2022.

Lahore, March 24 2022


The flights will initially be operated from Lahore to Sydney on Fridays and Sydney to Lahore on Sundays. The direct Non-Stop flights to Sydney not only brings added convenience of time saving but also offers baggage allowance of 45 Kgs and 55 Kgs for Economy and Executive Economy passengers which is the highest free baggage allowance being offered to Passengers.

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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after a long time a flight from Pakistan that will pass through equator and to Southern hemisphere. The other one long ago was I think might have been to South Africa

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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PIA invites bids for the supply of Jet A-1 fuel for its aircraft at Sydney Airport.

https://historyofpia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30758

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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77LRs schedule would be stretched serving 5X to YYZ and now this Sydney ops. Lack of suitable aircraft might be the reason PIA started only LHE service instead of both LHE and KHI.

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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PIA Boeing 777-300ERs can easily fly nonstop to Sydney, New York or Toronto.

Range of 777-300ER is 13,650 km.

Distance between Lahore and Sydney is 10,840 km.

Distance between Lahore and New York is 11,240km

Distance between Lahore and New York is 11,350 km
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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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Thats why pia should move towards all 777 300 widebody fleet converting all 777 200 to cargo

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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If you want PIA 777-300ER = 77W LHE-SYD-LHE then you need permission Australia allow 77W because last 2016 Thai Airways = TG tried to apply A359 BKK-MEL-BKK start November 2016 but waited long time till April 2017 changed from 77W to 359 but you need Australia permission for AP-BMG & AP-BMH add with AP-BGY & AP-BGZ to SYD because in 2003 PIA tried permission USA for AP-BGN/O/P/Q/R/S to Chicago ORD same like Toronto YYZ but unfortunately there lease / rent aircraft. Any aircraft 772/3/LR allowed to YYZ anytime.

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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Amaad Lone wrote: Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:51 pm PIA Boeing 777-300ERs can easily fly nonstop to Sydney, New York or Toronto.

Range of 777-300ER is 13,650 km.

Distance between Lahore and Sydney is 10,840 km.

Distance between Lahore and New York is 11,240km

Distance between Lahore and New York is 11,350 km
I know the range 77W is enough for PIA ultra long haul ops. Emirates serves many US cities with 77W. Someone said in above comments that PIA 77Ws are not equipped with crew rest areas. For this reason they rarely send those planes for ultra long haul flights, so it is unlikely they send them now or maybe they use some recliner seats for crew rest if needed.

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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You offer people 45KG, they bring 45 KG. You offer them 30KG, they bring 30KG. Higher handling costs, higher fuel costs, lower cargo capacity, lower excess baggage revenue = higher operational cost, lower profit margin.

People will take PIA because it’s direct not because they can pack another pair of shoes and a couple of extra shirts and sweaters.

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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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Rightly said, there is no point to offer extra baggage specially when fuel is super expensive, similarly I notice on YYZ route 28KG per piece baggage is allowed instead of standard 23KG per piece. Better option would be to add more seats by adding new seat column in both of the B-777 LR, from existing 3-3-3 configuration to 3-4-3 configuration.
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Re: PIA Starting Lahore to Sydney Flight From April 22

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PIA Lahore-Sydney flights advertisement.

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