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Pakistan International Airlines
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Pakistan International Airlines Information

Pakistan International AirlinesIATA
PK
Pakistan International AirlinesICAO
PIA
Pakistan International AirlinesCallsign
PAKISTAN
Founded 1946 (as Orient Airways)
Hubs
  • Jinnah International Airport
Secondary Hubs
  • Allama Iqbal International Airport
  • Benazir Bhutto International Airport
Focus Cities
  • Peshawar
  • Multan
  • Faisalabad
  • Quetta
  • Dubai
  • Sialkot
Frequent Flyer Program PIA Awards Plus +
Subsidiaries
  • Roosevelt Hotel
  • Scribe Hotel
  • Skyrooms (Private) Limited
  • PIA Investments Limited
Fleet Size 39
Destinations 59 incl.cargo
Company Slogan Great People To Fly With
Parent Company Ministry of Defence (Government of Pakistan)
Headquarters Karachi, Pakistan
Key People Ahmad Mukhtar, Chairman
Capt. Aijaz Haroon, MD
Pakistan International Airlines Website http://www.piac.com.pk
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Pakistan International Airlines History

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, known as PIA, is a flag carrier airline of Pakistan. And it is 31st biggest airline in Asia. It operates planned services to 36 worldwide destinations and 23 domestic destinations in 25 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. And its focal bases are Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi.

Secondary bases of the airlines include Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Quetta, from which it attaches metropolitan cities with main bases, Far East and Middle East. Airline is owned through Govt of Pakistan (87%) and additional shareholders (13%). It utilized 18,043 people as of May 2008.

'Pakistan International Airlines' can draw its opening to days when Pakistan was not a self-sovereign state. And in the year of 1946 Muhammad Ali Jinnah realized necessitate for an airline network for form country and imploring facilitate of an entrepreneur Mirza Ahmad Ispahani to expand a flag carrier for the state. In the mean time, airline named 'Orient Airways' which was registered in Calcutta. It was created on 23rd October 1946. And in the month of February 1947, airline purchased 3 DC-3 airplanes from the corporation in Texas. After few month airline achieved the license to fly. And services were begun in June from Kolkata and Sittwe and Yangon. Orient Airways started respite flights to new state and, afterward, it stirred its operations to Karachi, at where it started its flights to Dhaka on 7th June, 1954. Additionally, the first 2 domestic routes in Pakistan were launched, from Karachi to Lahore to Peshawar, and from Karachi to Quetta to Lahore.

On 11th march 1955, Orient Airways combined with government's projected airline, becoming the 'Pakistan International Airlines Corporation'. For the period of same year airline released its worldwide service, from Karachi to London Heathrow Airport with Leonardo da Vinci Airport and Cairo International Airport in Fiumicino, Italy, applying Lockheed L-1049C Super Assemblage.  In May 1956, Pakistan International Airlines ordered 2 Super Lockheed Constellations and five Vickers Viscounts 815. In 1959, Malik Nur Khan was named as a Managing Director.

Pakistan International Airlines Destinations

Pakistan International Airlines provides 36 worldwide destinations and 23 domestic destinations in 25 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia as of September 2009 from its dwelling bases of Peshawar, Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

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Pakistan International Airlines Incidents and Accidents

As it started services, 7 Pakistan International Airlines Flights have stopped. Pakistan International Airlines has own record of 5.00 losses per million flights

  • On 18th of May 1959, Vickers Viscount AP-AJC was smashed beyond financial repair on landing at the Islamabad International Airport.
  • On 14th of August 1959, Vickers Viscount AP-AJE stopped at the Karachi International Airport whilst attempting an overrun with 2 engines broken on training flight. And two of three people on board were killed.
  •  PIA Flight 705 was Boeing 720 – 040 B that stopped while sliding to land on Runway 34 at the Cairo International Airport on 20th May 1965 resulting in 119 casualties.
  • PIA Flight 740 was Boeing 707-340C that stopped after impersonation from Jeddah International Airport on 26th November 1979. Flight PK740 left Jeddah at 01:29 for a trip to Karachi.
  • In March 1981 a PIA jet was seized to Kabul through Al-Zulfiqar.
  • PIA Flight 268 was an Airbus A300B4-203, registration AP-BCP, which stopped on loom to Katmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on 28th September 1992. 167 members were killed.
  • PIA Flight 544 was a flight number of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Fokker F27 that was takeover on 25th May 1998. All travelers and team escaped uninjured during happening.
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Pakistan International Airlines Destinations

Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in Asia

Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in East Asia

  • China
    Beijing - Beijing Capital International Airport
    Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
  • Japan
    Tokyo - Narita International Airport

Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in South Asia

  • Afghanistan
    Kabul - Kabul International Airport
  • Bangladesh
    Dhaka - Zia International Airport
  • India
    Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
    Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Nepal
    Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport
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Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in Pakistan

  • Balochistan
    Dalbandin - Dalbandin Airport
    Gwadar - Gwadar International Airport
    Panjgur - Panjgur Airport
    Quetta - Quetta International Airport
    Turbat - Turbat International Airport
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    Gilgit - Gilgit Airport
    Skardu - Skardu Airport
  • Islamabad Capital Territory
    Islamabad/Rawalpindi - Benazir Bhutto International Airport Hub
  • North West Frontier Province
    Chitral - Chitral Airport
    Dera Ismail Khan - Dera Ismail Khan Airport
    Peshawar - Peshawar International Airport Focus City
  • Punjab
    Bahawalpur - Bahawalpur Airport
    Dera Ghazi Khan - Dera Ghazi Khan Airport
    Faisalabad - Faisalabad International Airport
    Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport Hub
    Multan - Multan International Airport
    Rahim Yar Khan - Shaikh Zayed International Airport
    Sialkot - Sialkot International Airport
  • Sindh
    Hyderabad - Hyderabad Airport
    Karachi - Jinnah International Airport Hub
    Moenjodaro - Moenjodaro Airport
    Nawabshah - Nawabshah Airport
    Sukkur - Sukkur Airport
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Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in Southeast Asia

  • Malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Thailand
    Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport

Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in Southwest Asia

  • Bahrain
    Bahrain International Airport
  • Kuwait
    Kuwait International Airport
  • Oman
    Muscat - Muscat International Airport
  • Qatar
    Doha - Doha International Airport
  • Saudi Arabia
    Dammam - King Fahd International Airport
    Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport
    Riyadh - King Khalid International Airport
  • United Arab Emirates
    Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi International Airport
    Al Ain - Al Ain International Airport
    Dubai - Dubai International Airport
    Sharjah - Sharjah International Airport
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Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in Europe

  • Denmark
    Copenhagen - Copenhagen Airport
  • France
    Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Germany
    Frankfurt - Frankfurt Airport
  • Italy
    Milan - Malpensa Airport
  • Netherlands
    Amsterdam - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Norway
    Oslo - Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
  • Spain
    Barcelona - Barcelona Airport
  • Turkey
    Istanbul - Atatürk International Airport
  • United Kingdom
    Birmingham - Birmingham International Airport
    Bradford - Leeds Bradford International Airport
    Glasgow - Glasgow International Airport
    London - London Heathrow Airport
    Manchester - Manchester Airport

Pakistan International Airlines Destinations in North America

  • Canada
    Toronto - Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • United States
    New York City - John F. Kennedy International Airport
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Pakistan International Airlines Terminated destinations

  • Africa
    • Egypt - Cairo
    • Kenya - Nairobi
    • Libya - Tripoli
    • Nigeria - Kano, Lagos
    • Somalia - Mogadishu
    • Tanzania - Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro
  • Asia
  • Central Asia
    • Kazakhstan - Almaty
    • Turkmenistan - Ashgabat
    • Uzbekistan - Tashkent
  • East Asia
    • China - Canton, Shanghai, Urumqi
  • South Asia
    • Afghanistan - Kandahar
    • India - Calcutta
    • Maldives - Malé
    • Sri Lanka - Colombo
  • Southeast Asia
    • Burma - Yangon
    • Indonesia - Jakarta
    • Philippines - Manila
    • Singapore
  • Southwest Asia
    • Azerbaijan - Baku
    • Iran - Mashhad, Tehran, Zahedan
    • Iraq - Baghdad
    • Jordan - Amman
    • Lebanon - Beirut
    • North Yemen - Sana'a
    • South Yemen - Aden
    • Syria - Damascus
    • United Arab Emirates - Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah
  • Europe
    • Albania - Tirana
    • Austria - Vienna
    • Greece - Athens
    • Italy - Rome
    • Russia - Moscow
    • Switzerland - Geneva, Zurich
    • United Kingdom - London-Stansted
    • West Germany - Munich
  • North America
    • United States - Chicago, Houston, Washington
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Pakistan International Airlines Fleets

Aircraft In
Service
Passengers
(Business/Economy Plus/Economy)
Airbus A310-300 12 184 (12/40/132)
205 (18/43/144)
205 (18/45/142)
ATR 42 7 48 (0/8/40)
Boeing 737-300 6 118 (0/24/94)
119 (0/27/92)
Boeing 747-200 1 468 (0/0/468)
Boeing 747-300 5 468 (0/20/448)
Boeing 777-200ER 4 320 (35/45/240)
329 (35/54/240)
Boeing 777-200LR 2 310 (35/60/215)
Boeing 777-300ER 3 393 (35/54/304)
Total 40  
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Pakistan International Airlines Codeshare Agreement

  • Aerosvit Airlines
    Kiev, Dubai (VV)
    Karachi, Dubai (PK)
  • China Southern Airlines
    Urumqi, Islamabad (CZ)
    Islamabad, Beijing (PK)
  • Thai Airways International
    Bangkok, Islamabad / Karachi / Lahore (TG)
    Islamabad, Bangkok (PK)
  • Turkish Airlines
    Istanbul, Karachi (TK)
    Islamabad, Istanbul (PK)
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Pakistan International Airlines Baggage Allowance

Pakistan International Airlines Free Baggage Allowance

  • Economy Class -  20 KGS ( Vice Versa basis )
  • Economy plus Class -  25 KGS ( Vice Versa basis )
  • Business Class - 30 KGS ( Vice Versa basis

Pakistan International Airlines Conditions/Penalties 

Time Limit Refund Charges Reservation/Ticketing Changes Charges/ / No-Show Charge
More than 48hrs before flight Departure PKR 400 PKR 400
Within 48hrs before flight Departure i.e one hour before departure of flight 30 % of Sector Fare 30 % of Sector Fare
With in one hour of flight Departure 50% of Sector Fare 50% of Sector Fare

Pakistan International Airlines Free Baggage Allowance International

Sector Cabin Outbound Inbound
UK/EUROPE/KSA/GULF/UAE/F.E Economy 30 KGs 30 KGs
Business 40 KGs 40 KGs
BOM/DEL/DAC/KTM Economy 30 KGs 20 KGs
Business 40 KGs 30 KGs
USA/Canada * Economy 2 Pieces of 28 KG each 2 Pieces of 28 KG each
Business 2 Pieces of 28 KG each 2 Pieces of 28 KG each
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Pakistan International Airlines Phone Number

Pakistan International Airlines Toll Free Numbers

Country Toll Free Number
Saudi Arabia 800-844-0524
UAE 8000-441-1270
United Kingdom 0-800-587-1023
USA 1-800-578-6786
Canada 1-800-578-6786
France 0800-90-5350

Pakistan International Airlines Useful Contacts

Head Office Exchange: +(92-21) 9904-0000
Reservations: contact@piac.aero
Cargo: khifrpk@piac.aero
Shares: shares@piac.aero
Shares: +(92-21) 9904-4646
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