After the unfortunate mishap of the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-8303 on the 22nd of May, the airline is left with 30 advanced planes only to operate the domestic and international operations.
The Airbus A320 of PIA, having the registration number AP-BLD, crashed in a residential area in the provincial capital of Sindh. The incident took the lives of 97 passengers on board. Only 2 passengers were able to survive the crash.
The accident occurred just 7 days after the government gave permission to the national carrier to operate limited domestic flights from the 6 airports of the country.
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PIA’s current fleet consists of 11 Airbus A320-200, 4 ATR72-500, 2 Boeing 777-200LR, 3 ATR 42-500, 4 Boeing 777-300ER, 6 Boeing 777-200ER for the domestic and international flights.
Pakistan International Airlines has the plans of adding 5 more aircraft to its fleet by the end of the current year.
Moreover, the government has extended the international flight operations suspension until the 31st of May.
On the other hand, a team of international experts that belongs to the makers of the A320 aircraft which crashed last week in Karachi arrived in the port city. Their objective is to assist in the current investigation of the crash.
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