National carrier has decided to retire its five Airbus A310 aircraft after this year’s Hajj Operations, it is learned.
Pakistan International Airline operates five A310 planes that were in service for quite some time, however, they are now being retired in favor of new planes that PIA is hoping to induct starting next year.
These A310s were used by PIA for both domestic and international routes. Lately they were heavily used for Hajj operations that ended just yesterday.
According to records, these Airbus A310s were in service for over two decades, with one aircraft with registration code AP-BEQ was in service for around 25 years.
It must be noted that PIA had a total of 38 aircraft and with retirement of five airliners, PIA will be left with 33 aircraft.
PIA’s fleet include: 11 A-320 Airbuses, 11 Boeing- 777, six ATR-42 and five ATR-72 and one A330 on wet lease.
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