PIA invites bids for 8 narrowbody aircraft

December 2, 2020: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is looking to acquire eight narrowbody aircraft on dry lease by December next year.

According to details, the national airline has issued a tender notice in this regard which states that the airline intends to lease eight aircraft up to ‘2012-vintage, for a period of six years, or up to the aircraft’s first 12-year check’.

PIA has set the delivery schedule to run from January to December next year.

Among the other requirements, the aircraft should have at least 170 seats or more in an all-economy layout, in addition to a soft divider after the first two rows.

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The national carrier currently has a fleet of 11 Airbus A320ceo aircraft that are all leased and between 10 and 16 years of age of which nine are currently in service. As per the tender notice, the last date of submission of Bidding Documents is January 11, 2021 at 1500 Hrs (PST).

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