ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 26th july, 2016) : Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced launching of the `Premier Service' from August 14, 2016. With new aircraft, more professional crew and improved service standards, the new service aims at providing an altogether different experience to passengers, private news channel reported. This service will go a long way in helping PIA regain its market share both domestically as well as internationally.
"The premier service will facilitate our customers in a better way," PIA chairman Azam Sehgal told BBC urdu. Reportedly, Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said last week. A team from the airline visited Pakistan for negotiations and will lease one A330, latest next month, on wet lease. A wet lease refers to when one airline provides an aircraft, crew and maintenance to another.
Sri Lankan would lease three more A330s "in the next few months", an official said. The aircraft to be leased were used on loss-making routes to cities such as Frankfurt, Paris, and Rome, which SriLankan has decided to cancel. Pakistan International Airlines said in a statement said that SriLankan airlines had expressed interest in leasing out four new wide body A-330 aircraft to PIA.