PIA Cargo - Cologne to Karachi via Istanbul

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Ehsen Ali
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PIA Cargo - Cologne to Karachi via Istanbul

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Pakistan International inaugurated a weekly cargo service from Basel-Mulhouse to Karachi last Saturday using an Airbus A300 freighter. The aircraft originates in Cologne and makes a stopover in Istanbul on the way to Pakistan.

source: www.justplanes.com

Can anyone give some more info on this?


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Post by AirBlue »

Is this one of PIA's own A300 or the one which was all white with the phillipine flag on it ?

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Its most probably an A300 chartered from MNG.

The aircraft bearing phillipine flag is an ex A300 bough by some turkish airline( MNG or Fly Air) going through maintaince checks in karachi

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hmm./...so will this aircraft be flown in PIA colours and by PIA flight crew or ?

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As this will be a chartered flight so they wont be any PIA crew nor aircraft in PIA colors.

PIA has been hiring cargo services from MNG in the recent past.

PIA had taken up A300s on wet lease from MNG for last years hajj operation.

During the last mango season MNG war ferrying the shipment to the UK-Luton Via Istanbul

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Post by CoyBoy »

So they're serving just Basel-Mulhouse or even Cologne?