Pakistan International Airline has confirmed to induct eight new fuel efficient 787 Dreamliners to its fleet with deliveries starting as early as mid next year.
This started when President and CEO of Boeing wrote a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan earlier in August and offered the lease of multiple 787 Dreamliners.
Boeing had then invited Pakistani government to get its latest flagship 787 Dreamliner jets. The airliner maker had also extended all sorts of support for a smooth transition and adoption of new jets.
Now we are getting reports that PIA is determined to get eight 787 dreamliners as a BBC journalist confirmed the news on his twitter.
Breaking: PIA to get 8 @boeing 787 dream liners with deliveries due from mid next year. The chairman just told me exclusively.
— Tahir Imran Mian ✈ (@TahirImran) September 5, 2016
Boeing 787 Dreamliners are billed as most fuel efficient jets and are used for both long and mid-range routes.
It maybe recalled that PIA just retired its five A310s with an aim to replace them with better airliners.
PIA has been making efforts lately to revive its glory by targeting both economy and premium customers.
PIA’s Premier Service, with all modern in-flight facilities, is particularly an effort to bring back premium flyers.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size widebody plane that comes with up to 335 passenger capacity in various configurations.
PIA will use these new aircraft for its long-haul routes to Europe, US and East Asia.
It won’t be out of mention that Boeing has struggled selling its 787 Dreamliners due to a battery fiasco that it claims to have fixed now.