Pakistan Intl Airlines acquires three Airbus A 330 aircraft from Sri Lanka on wet lease

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane prepares to take off from the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, February 9, 2016. Pakistan's national airline resumed normal flight operations on Wednesday after employees called off an eight-day strike held in protest at a government plan to sell part of the carrier, officials said. Picture taken February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Karachi:Three Airbus A330 aircraft from Sri Lankan Airlines has been acquired by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on a wet lease, reports said.

The aircraft will be used for a ‘Premier Service’ from Aug 14 and will be operated for flights from Islamabad to London, reports the Dawn.

The move means the SriLankan Airlines crew will operate the flights while the exterior is painted in traditional Pakistan International Airlines colours with the national carrier’s logo.

The aircraft is said to travel 11 hours per day and will cost PIA $ 88,000 daily. (ANI)