KARACHI: The Pakis­tan Inter­country wide airways (PIA) has brought another grounded aircraft to its fleet after making it operational with its personal resources.

A PIA spokesperson stated on Wednesday A-320 plane were grounded for more than 13 months. Earlier, a Boeing 777 aircraft had been made operational, he introduced.

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The A-320 plane — registration AP-BLV — became grounded in may additionally remaining year and it was made operational at the directive of the PIA’s chief government Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

The spokesperson stated a take a look at flight become finished correctly on Tuesday and now the aircraft could be doing scheduled sorties. The revived A320 and Boeing 777 plane could be utilised for Haj operation, he introduced.

“The PIA didn’t go for acquisition of plane on wet hire as consistent with previous practice in spite of an improved number of pilgrims to greater than 80,000 this 12 months. It's going to really cross in tremendous cost savings for the airline,” he said.

The PIA had earlier requested the government for economic aid for reviving the grounded aircraft which did not materialise, he said, adding that no matter its financial constraints the airline utilizing its own assets controlled to restore the two aircraft.

The PIA leader had congratulated engineering, flight operations, finance and supply chain divisions for making the 2 aircraft operational, the spokesperson said.

posted in sunrise, July 11th, 2019