Pakistan International Airlines

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Pakistan International Airlines
PIA Official Logo 2014.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1946 (as Orient Airways)
HubsJinnah International Airport (Karachi)
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programPIA Awards Plus+
  • Roosevelt Hotel
  • Scribe Hotel
  • Skyrooms (Private) Limited
  • PIA Investments Limited
Fleet size34 (+5 on order) [1]
Destinations59 incl.cargo
Company slogan"We Fly at The Right Attitude"
Parent companyMinistry of Defence (Government of Pakistan)[2]
HeadquartersJinnah International Airport
Karachi, Pakistan
Key people

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, more commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA (Urdu: پی آئی اے or پاکستان بینہوا کا راستہ الاقوامی), is the flag carrier and national airline of Pakistan.

Achievements and recognitions[change | change source]

  • First airline from an Asian country to fly the Super Constellation.
  • First Asian airline to operate a jet aircraft.
  • First Asian airline to be granted maintenance approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Air Registration Board, predecessor of the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
  • First non-communist airline to fly to the People's Republic of China, and operate a service between Asia and Europe via Moscow.
  • First airline in Asia to induct the new technology Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
  • First airline in the world to operate scheduled helicopter services.
  • First airline to show in-flight movies on international routes.
  • The first airline in South Asia to introduce auto-ticketing facility.
  • The first airline in the world to fly to Tashkent, capital of the newly independent state of Uzbekistan.
  • First airline in the world to start Air Safari with jet aircraft.
  • First Asian airline to start flights to Oslo, the capital city of Norway.
  • First airline in the world to induct the Boeing 777-200LR, the world's longest range commercial airliner.
  • First airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range Variant).
  • Pakistan International Airlines Flight Services Department was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification award during May 2006.
  • First airline in Pakistan to operate a flight with an all female crew at command and in the cabin.
  • First airline in the world to operate the Boeing 777-200ER, 777-200LR and 777-300ER altogether - all the three variants currently available on the market.
  • PIA Flight Kitchens in Karachi were awarded the HACCP Certification. [3]

Crashes[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Aircraft production lists - Flightradar24
  2. "Annual Report 2006 (Part-I)". Pakistan International Airlines. 2007-04-03. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-01-06. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
  3. "PIA's Flight Kitchen Karachi Awarded HACCP Certification". Archived from the original on 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2008-09-30.

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