Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is on track to add five Airbus A320s to its fleet.
The carrier is targeting to receive the five aircraft, which will be on lease, between April and May, says its spokesman. Negotiations with lessor BOC Aviation are ongoing.
According to a PIA bid evaluation report, the A320s identified are MSN 2156, 2164, 2395, 2401 and 2602. Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows that the aircraft are powered by International Aero Engines V2527-A5 engines, and were manufactured in 2004 and 2005.
Past operators of the aircraft include Brazil's TAM Linhas Aereas, low-cost carriers Jetstar Asia and its subsidiary Valuair.
The carrier had previously planned to induct the aircraft in March, but several issues, including the training of crews, have delayed those plans, adds the spokesman.
The database also shows that PIA operates six ATR 42-500 turboprops, four Airbus A310-300s, three Boeing 737-300s, four 747-400s, six 777-200ERs and -200LRs, and three 777-300ERs.