Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) signed an agreement where they leased Boeing 777 to Ireland to operate a cargo plane.
A spokesperson from PIA told that the cut down on its flights owing to travel restrictions by the coronavirus pandemic led to putting many of its planes to idle. PIA, therefore, converted its Boeing 777 passenger aircraft into a cargo plane and leased it out to the foreign airline.
According to this agreement, the Boeing-777 under Ireland’s administration would operate cargo flights between China’s Urumchi city and Pakistan.
The report mentioned that this aircraft has the capacity to carry 52 tonnes of cargo. Pakistan will export dry fruit, including pine nuts, to China through this flight.
Other than this, PIA is also entering into strategic partnerships like other airlines in the crisis-hit aviation industry. Such a union is aimed to benefit from each other’s experiences and share resources.