Fokkers, at last, turned off

After the decision of a high level Federal Cabinet, Pakistan International Airlines has grounded its Fokker fleet of 6 aircrafts. These aircrafts will later be used for Cargo and other purposes instead of for commercial service. TCS already uses Fokkers for its delivery operations.

I was just wondering what will become of PIA’s schedule of Fokker flights across Northern Areas, Makran Coast and other areas where Fokker has been serving for the last few decades…

6 Comments so far

  1. Danyal (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

    About bloody time. Literaly!

    Well for the Northern Areas they are planning to use the PAF’s C-130s and for other destinations Boeing 737 service is planned. This arrangement will go on untill they get the new ATR 42-500 planes by the end of this year. One of them is already here. Visit PIA‘s web site for details.

    These planes were purchased to replace Fokkers in about a year, in any case but Fokker’s demise came a year too soon.

    Im glad it did.


  2. Bloody Hell (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 6:49 pm

    What in the bloody earth it has to do with Lahore? Someone’s bloody phoophi (ya ya who lived in Lahore) must’ve traveled in the bloody fokker 10 years ago, then you can then make it a bloody connection to Lahore and write about bloody fokkers. Bloody Hell.


  3. Raza (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

    It does have a lot to do with Lahore. Many of these fokkers fly out of the Lahore airport too. And if you remember, the one that crashed was flying from Multan on its way to Lahore so, there’s the connection.


  4. Opee (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    Its now safe to turn off your bloody mouth you Monsieur Bloody Hell. Obviously it presents the perspective of a Lahori Youth!

    I must say – keep up the good work Bo8 – *ShareWithFriendz* – 3 cheers fo’ u ma buddy!!!


  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 1:40 am

    @BH: My dear friend, if you had the slightest sense of researching the matter, which I believe you have not done, this incident has suspended air connection between LAHORE and atleast 5 different destinations including Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G.Khan, Rahimyar Khan & Sukkur.

    There are many hundred ”bloody Lahori travellers” who will be affected by it.

    That makes sense, doesn’t it!


  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 1:45 am

    @Danyal:

    PAF’s C130s for commercial service to Northern Areas and Boeing 737s to other destinations; But, the point is, does PIA have ‘that’ much air traffic for affected destinations??

    If not, then will not it cost a lot, I mean just look at the fuel charges. Today oil hit a new record of $76 per barrel in New York and London.



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