Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) entered an agreement for two A320-200 aircraft, Irish aviation asset management company Seraph Aviation Group announced on June 21, 2021. The aircraft are expected to be delivered to the Pakistani airline in July and August 2021.
Seraph Aviation Group also revealed the deal is part of PIA’s open tender for eight A320s, for which the air carrier received nearly 130 bids.
“We are delighted to have secured a contract for two A320-200s with Pakistan International Airlines. […] We look forward to delivering both aircraft in the coming months and to commencing a long and positive relationship with Pakistan International Airways,” David Butler, the CEO of Seraph Aviation Group was quoted in the statement.
The news regarding the tender for two Airbus narrow-bodies came weeks later after the airline announced its aggressive growth-based strategy. On June 8, 2021, the government-owned air carrier revealed its plan to gradually revamp its aging aircraft fleet by inducting a non-specified number of narrow-body planes.
As for June 2021, the air carrier operates 3 ATR 42s, a single ATR 72 turboprop as well as 11 Airbus A320-200 narrow-bodies, 8 Boeing 777-200s, and 4 Boeing 777-300ER jets, the Planespotters.com data shows.