PIA Grounds 16 Aircraft for Lack of Spare Parts

Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded 16 of its 38 aircraft due to the inability to acquire spare parts for maintenance of its fleet.

‘The loss-incurring airline also decided to terminate an agreement with a Gulf-based company at a recent meeting of the board of directors after the company failed to provide spare parts on time, which forced the airline to ground nearly 40 per cent of its fleet and upset its entire schedule.

With the grounding of such a large number of aircraft, PIA now has only 22 operational planes in its fleet, forcing it to cancel or suspend hundreds of scheduled flights to local and foreign destinations besides facing immense financial losses.’

PIA is the national airline of Pakistan.

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