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March 5, 2017
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PIA to return Airbus-330 to Sri Lanka

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March 5, 2017

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KARACHI: The management of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is returning premier service aircraft to Sri Lanka. 

The Airbus-330 was acquired on lease for premier service of PIA. The PIA has paid over $19 million to Sri Lankan authorities in terms of wet lease for this aircraft during span of six months. Stats revealed every flying-hour of Airbus-330 cost PIA over 8,000 dollars. Seat and load plan for London-bound flights did not work according to the plan. 

PIA Spokesperson Danyal Gilani articulated that the aircraft was acquired at market rate. In August 2016, the PIA had acquired three A-330s from Sri Lanka on wet lease in a bid to revive glorious past of the national flag career.

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