PIA adds two aircraft to operational fleet.

RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan InternatioAnal Airlines (PIA) has added two more aircraft to its operational fleet - one newly inducted Airbus A320 and the other Boeing 777, which was grounded for seven months.

The airline expects that the induction of both aircraft into flying duties would help reduce pressure on its overstretched fleet and pave the way for the much-needed network expansion.

The Airbus A320 operated its first commercial flight as PK309 from IslamAabad to Karachi on Tuesday, whereas Boeing 777 operated its first flight after several months on Wednesday and departed for Jeddah as PK300.

A PIA spokesperson said on Wednesday that the government was actively working towards the growth and development of the national flag carrier despite economic challenges.

He said the airline had brought back two Boeing 777s from long grounding and was in the final stages of restoring the third and last Boeing 777 to operational duties, taking the number to 26...

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