PIA to add two new aircraft in its fleet
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The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has finalized agreements with Ireland-based Seraph Aviation that will provide two new Airbus A320-200 aircraft for its fleet, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
The PIA will receive the first jet in July and second in August.
According to The Irish Times, PIA originally tendered for eight narrow-body aircraft and received nearly 130 bids. Following an extensive process covering technical and financial requirements, Seraph Aviation Group was successful in the process, with deliveries expected in July and August.
Air Marshal Arshad Malik, chief executive officer of Pakistan International Airlines, congratulated Seraph for winning “a well-contested tender” and noted that he is looking forward to a “productive long-term partnership” between the two companies, Irish media reported.
Seraph Aviation Group chief executive David Butler said: “We are delighted to have secured a contract for two A320-200s with Pakistan International Airlines.
“This follows a process in which we faced strong competition, but where the combination of technical ability and financial modelling achieved the highest marks. We look forward to delivering both aircraft in the coming months and to commencing a long and positive relationship with Pakistan International Airways.”
Seraph Aviation Group is headquartered in Dublin and has offices in Connecticut in the US, and London, England.
Reporter Zeshan Ahmed