Tag Archives: 777-240

PIA struggles to remain independent, Pakistan may sell off the ailing carrier

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi) may be headed towards a split-up or sell off to a Gulf carrier according to this report by Reuters of India. Mohammad Zubair, Pakistan’s privatization czar, told Reuters its financial advisers are now in talks with several airlines about taking over the cash-strapped national carrier. The government wants to sell off the carrier in the next 18 months and also intends to split the airline into two companies. Political opposition will be intense in Pakistan concerning the possible sale according the interview.

According to the report, 10 PIA aircraft are currently grounded due to a lack of spare parts!

Read the full story: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Fred Freketic/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-240 LR AP-BGY (msn 33781) painted in the current 2010 livery arrives in New York (JFK).

PIA: AG Slide Show

PIA’s flight PK 782 from Toronto to Karachi diverts to Stockholm after receiving a bomb threat

PIA’s (Pakistan International Airlines) (Karachi) flight PK 782 with 273 passengers and crew on board operating from Toronto (Pearson) to Karachi diverted this morning to Stockholm (Arlanda) after a tip was received stating one of the passengers on board had a bomb. Boeing 777-240 LR AP-BGY (msn 33781) landed safely and so far no bomb has been discovered. One person is being held for questioning.

Read the full report from the Associated Press:


Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. AP-BGY prepares to land at JFK International Airport in New York.

PIA introduces another new color scheme

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. Boeing 777-240 ER AP-BGK (msn 33776) arrives at Birmingham in the new look. The company has also added back "Pakistan International" on the fuselage.

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi) has introduced a new livery, apparently abandoning its special original tail art of the various regions of Pakistan, introduced in 2006.