Palestinian Airlines has acquired an ex-Istanbul Airlines Boeing 727-200Adv in a deal arranged by UK consultancy Gamit. The 20-year-old aircraft will be introduced following overhaul in Shannon, joining a fleet of two Fokker 50s and a leased 727-100. The airline, which was set up in 1996, operates regional services from El-Arish in northern Egypt while it awaits the opening of an airport in Gaza. It eventually plans to serve points in Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Source: Flight International