PIA - Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l) is planning to add two A320-200s in October 2019 and five more aircraft of unspecified types in 2020, the privately-owned ARY News TV station has reported.

The fleet increase is part of a new business plan prepared by chief executive Air Marshal Arshad Malik on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In August, the PM okayed a plan to add a total of twelve aircraft through to 2023, of which the seven units due to arrive in 2019 and 2020 are a part.

PIA currently operates thirty-two aircraft: eleven A320-200s, four ATR42-500s, four ATR72-500s, six B777-200(ER)s, two B777-200(LR)s, and four B777-300(ER)s. The airline also has one more ATR42-500 in long-term storage.

Under the current plan, the financially ailing flag carrier will use the incoming aircraft to expand its network, predominantly between various points in Pakistan and the Gulf region.