PIA CEO Bernd Hildebrand signed the contract with the Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines, Ajith Dias and CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte.
The contract has materialised after a series of negotiations between the two sides. First of these aircraft would he delivered during the next week, while the rest in the following months.
These aircraft are in brand new condition and would be used for PIA Premier Service giving passengers a better experience, allowing PIA to start regaining its market share.
PIA Premier is scheduled to be launched on August 14, initially only to London.
There would be six weekly Premier Service flights to London, including three from Islamabad and three from Lahore. Later, with the addition of more aircraft, the service would be expanded to other destinations.
Chairman, Azam Saigol appreciated the efforts of the PIA team led by Hildebrand in finalising this contract. (Colombo Gazette)