It was recently reported that a German museum is interested in buying A-310 aircraft from Pakistan International Airline after the company placed an advertisement which indicates that it plans to sell different variants of its aircraft.
Subsequently, the main aim of the museum to buy aircraft is to keep it as a symbol of PIA’s presence in Europe, among aircrafts of several other international airlines. Also, it is important to note that the final decision about selling the aircraft would be made after bids are opened on December 12, in accordance with relevant rules.
Moreover, it is also reported that PIA purchased 18 fuel efficient aircrafts over the past two years, which has improved its fleet age from 14 to 9 years. Adding to that, many reports suggest that the induction of aircraft improves the punctuality of flight to above 90% during the year. The recent moves made by the national carrier indicates that the company is making efforts to offer improved service to its passengers. For instance, PIA launched its premier service on London route on August 14, 2016 and the response of this upgraded service is very encouraging.
The national carrier also purchased A-330 and A-300 aircrafts from Sri Lankan airlines in order to improve the fleet’s efficiency
Several reports suggest that PIA also plans to establish cabin crew training centers at Nawabshah, Swat, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar in a bid to offer improved service to the passengers. In addition, PIA recently signed an agreement with Qatar Airways in a bid to train the cabin crew. The national carrier also installed new seat tablets for B-777 aircrafts for Business Class passengers