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Pakistan International Airlines – IGreat People to Fly With

Pakistan Airlines which is formally known as PIA or Pakistan International is the national flag carrier of Pakistan and the airline headquarter is at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. The airline scheduled services to 23 domestic destinations and 30 international destinations in 27 countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Completely owned by the Government of Pakistan, the main bases are at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Secondary bases include Peshawar, Faisalabad, Quetta, Sialkot and Multan. PIA Awards Plus+ is the frequent flyer programme operated by Pakistan International Airlines. PIA is currently going through a procedure of privatization to shift management from government to private sector and employed nearly 19,000 people as of July 2014.


The Pakistan Airline has a long history dating back to the year 1946. The airline was the first Asian airline to operate a jet aircraft and Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline was established as ‘Orient Airways’ and the first flight took off on 7 June 1954 between East and West Pakistan, with service from Karachi to Dhaka. On 11 March 1955, Orient Airways merged with the government's proposed airline, thus giving birth to Pakistan International Airlines Corporation.


The airline currently has 29 aircrafts that includes a mix of Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircrafts. The average age of the fleet is 14.9 years. The livery of the airline consists of a green and gold strip running around the bottom of the fuselage and continuing right up until the tail cone. The airline is the largest aircraft of Pakistan with 31 airplanes and at least 10 more on order

Routes and Destinations

As of July 2014 PIA serves 30 domestic and 36 international destinations in 28 countries across Asia, Europe and North America from its home bases of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. The airline has a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways International and Turkish Airlines. 


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