Pakistan to return Airbus obtained on lease from Sri Lanka

Pakistan is returning an Airbus-330 obtained on lease from Sri Lanka, The News in Pakistan reported.

The news report said the management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is returning a premier service aircraft to Sri Lanka.

The Airbus-330 was acquired on lease for the premier service of PIA. The PIA has paid over $19 million to Sri Lankan authorities in terms of wet lease for this aircraft during span of six months.

Stats revealed every flying-hour of Airbus-330 cost PIA over 8,000 dollars. Seat and load plan for London-bound flights did not work according to plan.

PIA Spokesperson Danyal Gilani articulated that the aircraft was acquired at market rate. In August 2016, the PIA had acquired three A-330s from Sri Lanka on wet lease in a bid to revive glorious past of the national flag career. (Colombo Gazette)


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