PIA Becomes the First Pakistani Airline to Fly Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

The two Boeing 737-800 aircraft obtained by PIA on wet lease from a Turkish operator earlier this week are being put into operation from today. No other airline in Pakistan is currently using this model of aircraft.

These aircraft have been obtained for a period of three months and two more similar aircraft are expected to join PIA’s fleet in the coming weeks.

The decision of acquiring these aircraft has been taken in order to meet the immediate shortage of aircrafts, due to the grounding of four aged A-310 planes at the end of last year.

The narrow-body aircraft have a capacity of carrying 189 passengers in an all-economy configuration.

The two aircraft will be used in six flights today. These include PK-316 (Karachi-Lahore), PK-317 (Lahore-Karachi), PK-306 (Karachi-Lahore), PK-307 (Lahore-Karachi), PK-380 (Karachi-Multan-Islamabad) and PK-319 (Islamabad-Karachi).


  • Provided that other airlines such as Airblue and Shaheen are on the verge of dying out any time, its no wonder that PIA is the first airline to get hold of these planes.
    and by the way, this aircraft is 20 years old!

  • These aircraft have been obtained for a period of three months and two more similar aircraft are expected to join PIA’s fleet in the coming weeks. what will happen after three month back to normal, because PIA will not be able to pay the wet lease charges :)

  • This isn’t the first time that any Pakistani airlines is using 737-800. 737-800 have previously been operated under wet lease agreements by both Shaheen Air and PIA in the past.

  • The picture is of awide body aircraft not Boeing 737-800.e what is the big deal? How many Pakistani airlines operating (3/4), Turkish airlines flying these for over 10 years on Khi-Istambul route.
    This news is NO news.

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