Pakistan International Airlines will lease four aircraft -- two widebodies and two narrowbodies -- in 2018 to operate on its new flights to Guangzhou, Al Qaseem and Taif.

The carrier's fleet planning department to expedite the acquisition process, per request from CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan.

Delivery of the aircraft expected from July or August 2018.

The aircraft type or the source of the aircraft was not disclosed.