A big achievement for Pakistani national airline PIA
The CEO of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Marshal (retd.) Arshad Malik, inaugurated its first engineering hangar at the New Islamabad International Airport yesterday.
The hangar has been named ‘Nur Khan Engineering Complex’ after the head of PIA’s golden era, the late Air Marshal Nur Khan, and will be used for the regular maintenance work and repairs of the PIA aircraft in Islamabad.
It will greatly lower the cost of sending PIA’s planes to Karachi for maintenance.
Malik said that PIA is expanding its presence at Islamabad airport to meet its future challenges and requirements.
“Most of the PIA operations are being shifted to the north due to passengers’ demand,” he added.
Furthermore, the aircraft’s positioning expenses and flights pressures will be greatly reduced by the establishment of the complex, the CEO said.