Pakistan International Airlines losing millions as half a dozen aircraft grounded
The national carrier's Boing 777 AP-BHV has been grounded for the last one year as its engine needs repair. Initially, the airline could not afford the refurbishment of the aircraft, but later it was forgotten.
Had the administration paid attention, the airplane could have been overhauled a year ago, according to industry sources.
The airline is attempting to revive it, but it may cost three times now as many of its parts have been used in other aircraft.
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Although PIA's own or leased aircraft are rusting, it has given an advertisement seeking four new aircraft on wet lease aircraft including pilot and other cabin crew.
According to data from the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Fleet Database, half of the commercial aircraft in service with the
orld's airlines are leased. ■