PIA to have 5 more aircraft by end of 2015

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem said the fleet strength of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was being raised to expand its flight operation.

“15 aircraft have already been added to the existing fleet of 37 and with five more by the end of this year – the total strength would be 42,” said Azeem.

“Revival of the airline was Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s vision, entrusted to me,” he said.

“Given PM’s directive, an aviation policy is being formulated, after a lapse of 15 years, which will exempt the investment in the sector from being taxed. Only revenue will be taxed.

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