ASF Boeing 747 AP-BFV Aircraft Lavish Restaurant Update: In a unique move, Airport Security Force (ASF) has converted an old PIA aircraft into a restaurant.
Confirmed via a tweet from Danyal Gilani, GM Public Affairs and a PIA spokesperson, the new restaurant has just been launched.
The ASF just had a brilliant idea to convert a ASF Boeing 747 AP-BFV Aircraft Lavish Restaurant into a beautiful restaurant.
The new ASF Boeing 747 AP-BFV Aircraft Lavish Restaurant has just been launched and is open to the public starting in Karachi.
The airplane that has been converted used to belong to the Pakistan Air Lines who retired the plane in 2014 after it fell victim to a terrorist attack.
Ever since 2014, the Boeing 747 AP-BFV has been used to train the security forces for potential terrorist activities.
The ASF officials refurbished and converted the whole plane in such a manner that it looks like a lavish restaurant from the inside.
The seating arrangements, sidewalls, roof and flooring of ASF Boeing 747 AP-BFV Aircraft Lavish Restaurant have all been remodelled while new decorations give the plane a nice look.
Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few photos of the plane-cum-restaurant. They much pretty say it all about the new ASF plane restaurant.
This is not the first time that a plane has been refurbished for some other use. Not so long ago, an aircraft was converted to restaurant in India although it wasn’t as lavish as this.
The aforementioned 747-300 AP-BFV, also known as Jumbo, was retired 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 Credit: Faisal M. Kiyani