Playing smartly, Airport Security Force (ASF) has converted an old PIA aircraft into a restaurant in Karachi.
After shifting an old PIA aircraft Boeing 747 AP-BFV to the side of Jinnah International Airport Karachi, the ASF officials refurbished and converted the whole plane in such a manner that it looks like a lavish restaurant from the inside.
The interior of the plane is beautifully decorated to turn it into a lavish restaurant The seating arrangements, sidewalls, roof and flooring have all been remodelled while new decorations give the plane a nice look.
This is not the idea we implemented but it has been applied in other parts of the world too. India our neighbour tried it too but this is definitely a cool one.
The aforementioned 747-300 AP-BFV, was grounded back in late 2014 and was moved out of the airport hangers. The plane fell victim to a terrorist attack in 2014. PIA donated the aircraft to ASF and it was to be used for anti-terrorism training purposes. Prior to that it made news due to three incidents in 2012 – burst tyres on landing, bird strike and a cracked windshield.
Perhaps ASF found a better use for it in the shape of a restaurant. Nonetheless, the new restaurant may just prove to be a popular attraction in Karachi, especially during the Ramzan months as Iftar times approach.
Photo Credits: Faisal M. Kiyani