Welcome to Airways Deep Dive, the second of our new bonus podcast segments along with Network Beat. In Deep Dive, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist Rd take an in-depth look at a key topic in aviation that isn’t necessarily in the news.

In this week, Vinay and R will discuss recent news about Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) long haul fleet (0:38), PIA considering the 787 (4:52), PIA’s need for fleet rationalization (9:23), PIA’s worsening financial results (10:34), PIA’s long haul network challenges (13:00), R’s Pakistani roots and PIA’s meaning to its employees (15:54), our first South Asian airline experiences (20:42), Vinay’s upcoming Boeing Centennial article in Airways Magazine. (23:52)

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