Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 0 minute ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
PIA confirms talks with Sri Lanka for four A330s
July 24, 2016
 Print    Send to Friend

ISLAMABAD: PIA, Pakistan’s national air carrier, is in talks with Sri Lanka to take four wide-bodied planes (A330s) on rent, which it will use for its premium flights to London that PIA intends to start from August 14, officials said.

In addition to the planes, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will also get the services of its accompanying crew.

After plans for the UK route were approved by its board of directors, the PIA management has been busy preparing for the flights. In this regard, talks were held with Sri Lanka to acquire four Airbus A330 aircraft in a phased manner, a PIA spokesperson said.

“PIA is in negotiations with Sri Lankan Airlines for the wet lease of four A-330 aircraft,” the airline’s spokesperson Danyal Gilani said in a statement on Friday.

“The aircraft will be operated for PIA by Sri Lankan crew and it will be based in London,” said Sri Lanka’s State Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim in Colombo on Friday. He added that Sri Lankan Airlines was about to conclude the deal with PIA. “The planes will fly to Islamabad and Lahore and we are also in talks to give them three more Airbus A330 planes,” he added.

Gillani said that PIA’s Chief Operating Officer Bernd Hildenbrand had led a high-level team to Sri Lanka recently to negotiate contracts for acquiring the planes.

“These planes would primarily be used for PIA’s premier service which is being launched from August 14, 2016,” Gilani said confirming the premium flights.

Internews

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Pakistan’s infrastructure spending up 44 per cent
ISLAMABAD: The federal government of Pakistan has disbursed 44 per cent more funds for infrastructure sector during July-December 2017-18 compared to the same period in t..
Pakistan’s textile exports jump 12.8 per cent
ISLAMABAD: The exports of value-added textile products posted a growth of 12.8 per cent year-on-year to $4.4 billion in the first seven months of 2017-18, the Pakistan Bu..
Islamabad prepares Foreign Exchange and Tax Laws 2018 draft bill
ISLAMABAD: In a major development, the government of Pakistan has prepared a draft bill titled Foreign Exchange and Tax Laws 2018, proposing withdrawal of income tax exem..
Islamabad gives nod for LNG import from Oman
ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet of Pakistan has allowed the Petroleum Division to push ahead with contracts for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petroleum pro..
ADB offers funding to modernise Pakistan Railways
ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank has expressed its willingness to identify and arrange commercial co-financing for projects of Pakistan Railways, particularly modern..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright