KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has inducted 12 th Boeing 777 aircraft in its fleet, said a press release issued here on Thursday.

 The aircraft has been obtained on “dry lease” for a period of six years from Ireland based leasing company Macquarie. With the induction of Boeing 777-300, PIA has 12 Boeing 777 aircraft in its fleet; with fleet strength rising to 32 aircraft, the statement added.

The Boeing 777-300 has a capacity of 442 seats and after completion of all necessary formalities will be put into airline’s operation.

The chief executive office PIA, Nayyar  Hayat while sharing his views on the induction of the aircraft said that PIA will now be able to serve its passengers with more flights and increase in airline’s network. The newly inducted aircraft will be utilized on PIA International routes.