Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has formed an "austerity committee" to explore ways to reduce fuel burn across its fleet.
The committee comprises personnel from PIA's flight operations department with intimate knowledge of the carrier's route network, says a company spokesman.
"We have not set specific fuel burn reduction targets," says a spokesman. "Once they compile a report they will be in a better a position to set a target for themselves. It's quite a complicated exercise and there are a number of factors that can affect their findings."
Meanwhile, PIA has yet to appoint a consultancy to help it prepare a business plan aimed at turning around the loss-making carrier, says the spokesman. In early March, PIA issued a tender for the project.
The consultant will first analyse and determine the reliability of PIA's forecasts for its future, the airline said in a tender document.
It should then help develop a five-year plan that will show how PIA can restructure its operations, revise its capital structure and identify new internal and external funding strategies.
Flightglobal Pro data shows that PIA operates a fleet of 31 aircraft, comprising nine Airbus A310s, six ATR 42s, four Boeing 737-300s, three 747-300s, six 777-200ERs and three 777-300ERs. It also has five additional 777-300ERs on order, and plans to lease six A320s to replace some of its 737s.