Pakistan International Airlines is the national flag carrier of Pakistan. It is based at Jinnah International airport in Karachi. The aviation company is owned wholly by the Government of Pakistan.
Pakistan Airlines has always offered its customers high quality service of global standards by using state-of-the-art technologies. The airline was founded in 1946 as Orient Airways based on the instructions of Mr.Mohammed Ali Jinnah to Mr M.A. Ispahani, a leading industrialist to set up a national airline. Since, it was a privately owned airline, it had limited resources to expand. Hence, the Government of Pakistan invited Orient Airways to merge and form a state owned airline. PIA’s first international flight took off in 1955 to London via Cairo and Rome.
With its main base at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/Rawalpindi, PIA operates scheduled flight services to various countries across Asia, Europe and North America.The major international destinations to which it caters are some of the chief cities of USA, Denmark, Netherlands, Thailand, Spain, Germany, China, Canada, Nepal, Italy, Japan, etc.
The fleet consists of the Airbus aircraft A310-300s. Besides, they comprise of the following Boeing aircraft - 747-300s, 777-200LRs, 777-200ERs & 777-300ERs.
The fleet is also equipped with a few ATR 42-500 aircraft.
Entertainment services on-board include facilities like a personal screen for every passenger, which showcases the latest movies, sitcoms, dramas, documentaries, kids’ content, etc. You may also listen to music by choosing from a large and diverse collection of genres and types depending on your mood and interests.
They have an in-flight menu with a variety of choices of international cuisine. Exotic Pakistani-style food choices are available for lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks. Mouth-watering desserts to top it off, like suji ka halwa, mango charlotte, cinnamon peaches or seasonal fruits are offered. Special dietary meals are also served on demand for customers owing to religious or medical reasons.
On-ground services at airports can be availed at lounges, where you are taken care of by hospitable staff. All facilities like cable television, Internet access, newspapers and magazines are available.
Pakistan Airlines baggage allowance policy provides free baggage allowance for two pieces of maximum weight upto 40 kgs for Business class and 30 kgs for Economy class.
Hand luggage allowed is up to 7 kgs for Economy and Economy Plus classes, and 12 kgs for Business class. These limits differ according to the destination. For complete details on baggage policies, please click here.
You may also avail of the Pakistan Airlines Web check-in option in order to save your precious time.
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