Pakistan International Airlines has ordered five 777-300ER aircraft, valued at nearly US$1.5 billion at list prices. The carrier has also taken five options for the same type.
"The spacious 777-300ER has been an integral part of our long-range fleet renewal program and its excellent operating economics, long range capability and reliability will allow us to expand into new long-haul markets," said PIA's managing director, Capt. Nadeem Yousufzai.
PIA has long been a 777 stalwart. In 2002, Pakistan's flag carrier became the world's first airline to purchase all three passenger models of the 777 Family and in that year was also the launch customer for the 777-200LR.
2011 was the best-selling year for the 777 program with a net order book of 200 surpassing the previous record of 154 orders set in 2005.