Pakistan’s AirSial Reveals Off Latest Airbus A320 Forward Of Worldwide Launch
AirSial’s social media has been lively currently, exhibiting off a few of its newly acquired Airbus A320s upfront of commencing worldwide operations. The airline is including two extra A320-200s to its current A320 fleet. As we speak, let’s take a look at the airline’s new additions, and the place it intends to fly internationally.
Two A320-200s added to the fleet
Prematurely of launching worldwide flights, Pakistan’s AirSial is increasing its fleet by a whopping 66% (in that it’s including two extra plane to its current three). Whereas the 2 plane are new to AirSial, they’re removed from newly-built jets.
In terms of the plane registered AP-BOR, there may be sadly little info accessible about this specific airframe aside from its registration. Whereas pictures posted by AirSial clearly present the plane’s registration letters, on-line searches yield little or no info. Thus, we don’t know any of the plane’s earlier operators nor do we all know its age.
Nonetheless, in terms of the 2nd plane, registered AP-BOS, we all know that this Airbus A320-200 is simply over 9 and a half years of age. First having flown in February 2013, this plane has MSN 5472 and commenced its life flying with JetStar Asia. The plane was a sufferer of the pandemic as JetStar Asia needed to give it up and withdraw it from use in March 2020. The A320 would then sit in storage from April 2020 to June 2022 beneath the care of BOC Aviation.
The airline’s newer plane is registered AP-BOS. Photograph: AirSial
In response to the web site ProPakistani, the preparation work on the 2 jets is on the remaining phases and these plane are prone to arrive in Pakistan within the subsequent few days. This, nevertheless, will depend upon the regulator’s permission from completely different authorities.
The place will AirSial fly internationally?
ProPakistani notes that the airline not too long ago acquired permission from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to begin its operations to a number of Muslim nations within the area, together with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, and Iraq.
Having began its operations on the finish of 2020, AirSial has been flying home operations inside Pakistan’s borders for the final yr and a half. Out of its Karachi hub within the nation’s south, AirSial serves only a handful of locations: Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar. At current, flights to Lahore are twice every day whereas flights to Islamabad are working thrice per day. The airline’s web site additionally notes that it serves the cities of Quetta and Sialkot – though FlightRadar24.com doesn’t present any providers to those airports within the close to future.
The airline is hoping to fly to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, and Iraq. Photograph: AirSial
The AirSial fleet
With out the 2 plane quickly to affix the fleet, AirSial operates three Airbus A320-200s – registered AP-BOA, AP-BOB, and AB-BOC. Collectively, these plane common about 15 and a half years and have flown for airways like Air New Zealand, Avianca El Salvador, and Avianca Peru.
The oldest of those jets is AP-BOA, which is now just a little over 18 years outdated.
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Sources: ProPakistani, Planespotters.internet, FlightRadar24.com