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PM expresses resolve to make PIA world's leading airline

Updated June 29, 2014

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  — File photo
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday visited the Islamabad International Airport to view newly inducted A320 aircraft into fleet of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) after a period of almost ten years.

On the occasion, the Prime Minster offered his all out support for making PIA as one of the leading airlines of the world.

He said that he would like to see more Pakistanis travelling in the national flag carrier which should be the preferred choice of passengers.

He also emphasised on providing best services to passengers and expressed his best wishes for the success of PIA.

Special Assistant to the PM on Aviation Shujaat Azeem, Managing Director PIA Muhammad Junaid Yunus and Director Flight Operations PIA Captain Qasim Hayat accompanied the Prime Minister during the visit, said a press release.

Sharing his views the PM said “It's pleasing to see the new aircraft being inducted in PIA fleet and prayed that with the present initiatives being taken, PIA will soon be revived to its past glory”.

The Prime Minster had approved the inclusion of 14 new aircrafts into the PIA fleet.

The Special Assistant to the PM on Aviation briefed the Prime Minister about the initiatives being taken.

He told that the PIA was also in the process of inducting 14 aircraft in its fleet including narrow body, wide body and turbo- prop aircraft.

The PIA had placed order for acquiring three A320 aircraft from GECAS out of which one aircraft has been received while the remaining two would be delivered in July and September.

The remaining aircrafts would be inducted in the near future.

The Airbus A320 has a capacity of 180 seats.