PIA high cost, substandard painting exposed
*KARACHI: After spending millions of rupees to revamp the color scheme of aircraft, the color on the newly-repainted planes of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started to fade.*
Last month, the process of repainting PIA planes was initiated alongside painting a new logo of ‘Ibex’ on their tail ends. Merely, in a span of around a month, the colors of the newly-painted Pakistani flag on Airbus 320 are being shredded and even cracks are appearing on the painted words.
Due to use of low-quality paints by the company concerned, the repainting, worth millions of rupees, is likely to further rupture and fade with upcoming flights.
The national airliner is repainting its planes for the fifth time in 25 years and its logo is being changed after ten years, according to spokesman of the airline. The cost of painting on each plane is more than 3.5 million rupees.
The CEO of the national flag carrier told “Official logo of PIA has been changed with the image of national animal Markhor (Ibex) and administration of the national carrier constantly trying to achieve the target to make PIA a top of the list airline of the world.”