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Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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According to news sources:

PIA has formed a committee for redelivery of six dry leased Airbus A320 aircraft to the leasing company Aergo Capital Limited in year 2021.

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A redelivery is where a lessee is required to return the aircraft at the expiry of the lease to its lessor.

The six dry leased Airbus A320 aircraft are:

Registration: AP-BLA
Redelivery Month: May 2021

Registration: AP-BLT
Redelivery Month: August 2021

Registration: AP-BLU
Redelivery Month: July 2021

Registration: AP-BLV
Redelivery Month: March 2021

Registration: AP-BLW
Redelivery Month: April 2021

Registration: AP-BLS
Redelivery Month: June 2021

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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All these six A320 had joined PIA fleet in year 2015 as dry leased aircraft for six years.

AP-BLA arrived in Karachi on May 22, 2015.

AP-BLT arrived in Karachi on June 18, 2015.

AP-BLU arrived in Karachi on June 17, 2015.

AP-BLV arrived in Karachi on May 5, 2015.

AP-BLW arrived in Karachi on May 20, 2015.

AP-BLS arrived in Karachi on June 5, 2015.

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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At this point of time due to Co-Vid PIA should execute this decision with caution. It would be better for PIA if she opt out from re-delivery of some of these or all of these Aircraft.
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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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With tons of planes grounded around the world PIA should have gotten these 14 year old planes at a very good price.
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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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From sources inside PIA,as part of restructuring of PIA,the airline has allegedly decided to return these 6 A320s and then lease several A330s and B737-800NGs(with help of the government ofcourse), getting 330s makes sense but 737-800 makes little sense, could it be to fill the medium haul void left by the A310s?

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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737 and A330 don’t make sense together.
In my opinion if money isn’t an issue, PIA should go A320neo,A321XLR and A350s for its jet fleet. As for regional routes ATR42-600 and A220-100s
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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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With A320 and A330 having same type rating it would be foolish to induct the 737-800

Best to go for A320/A321/A330 combo.

A good option would be to return the three leased 777s (BMG BMH BMS) and get brand new A330-900.

With Virgin and BA operating on the UK routes, PIA really needs to upgrade its equipment if it plans to bring passengers back to PIA.

three LEASED A330-900 would be perfect to re-launch the UK routes replacing 777s on the route. With other direct options on the UK flights I feel PIA needs a smaller aircraft for the London and Manchester flights.
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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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Amaad Lone wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:27 am With A320 and A330 having same type rating it would be foolish to induct the 737-800

Best to go for A320/A321/A330 combo.

A good option would be to return the three leased 777s (BMG BMH BMS) and get brand new A330-900.

With Virgin and BA operating on the UK routes, PIA really needs to upgrade its equipment if it plans to bring passengers back to PIA.

three LEASED A330-900 would be perfect to re-launch the UK routes replacing 777s on the route. With other direct options on the UK flights I feel PIA needs a smaller aircraft for the London and Manchester flights.
Especially since now the 251 ton variant of the A330-900neo has a range of 7200 nm, it can also be used on routes to YYZ.

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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Pakistan-1 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:39 am 737 and A330 don’t make sense together.
In my opinion if money isn’t an issue, PIA should go A320neo,A321XLR and A350s for its jet fleet. As for regional routes ATR42-600 and A220-100s
Money is the real issue here I think,with many airlines gone bankrupt an excess of cheap 330s which are less than 8-10 years old are available and also 737s, I think the reason PIA probably wants to buy these 737s would be the price and maybe to operate them on low load routes like bangkok,Istanbul etc. But still buying 737s would only make sense if they buy the 900 or 900ER, as they can operate the low demand but farther routes like Tokyo and even some European routes.This seems a temporary fix for a few years as eventually PIA will have to buy newer aircraft like the 320neo family.

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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Hassan777 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Pakistan-1 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:39 am 737 and A330 don’t make sense together.
In my opinion if money isn’t an issue, PIA should go A320neo,A321XLR and A350s for its jet fleet. As for regional routes ATR42-600 and A220-100s
Money is the real issue here I think,with many airlines gone bankrupt an excess of cheap 330s which are less than 8-10 years old are available and also 737s, I think the reason PIA probably wants to buy these 737s would be the price and maybe to operate them on low load routes like bangkok,Istanbul etc. But still buying 737s would only make sense if they buy the 900 or 900ER, as they can operate the low demand but farther routes like Tokyo and even some European routes.This seems a temporary fix for a few years as eventually PIA will have to buy newer aircraft like the 320neo family.
Tbh, there’s no need to go for A330s, 737s or planes like A220 or maybe A350. Everyone knows PIA isn’t going to hire new crew for these planes and training current pilots and crew on newer types would be an extra cost alongside getting these planes. The most plausible option is to stick to A320neo family to avoid extra costs.

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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Let’s wait and see hope sanity prevails in this case otherwise PIA is known for making hasty decisions in regards of fleet induction

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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PIA will start returning six dry leased Airbus A320 aircraft in March 2021. The last of these six aircraft will be returned in August 2021.

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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Although there are several factors in selecting an aircraft, I believe PIA can look into Irkut MC 21-300 as a replacement of A320 CEO.

It is state of art aircraft with western technology and a much better cabin compared to A320 Neo or B737 Max. And much lower list price

But again it is entirely debatable and several factors that come into play

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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PIA has invited bids for prequalification of maintenance, repair, & overhaul (MRO) organizations for redelivery checks (C1, C2 or higher checks) of leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

The required services will include base checks including all lesser checks with incorporation of some applicable ADs issued by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Federal Aviation Administration & the aviation authority of the state of design for Airbus A320-200.

Info source: PIA

Pre-qualification period will be for three years indicating airline's plan to return a number of leased A320s in three years.

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Re: Redelivery of Six Dry Leased PIA Airbus A320 Aircraft in 2021

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In January 22 newspaper:

PIA bids invitation to prequalify maintenance, repair, & overhaul (MRO) organizations for redelivery checks (C1, C2 or higher checks) of leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

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