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Encyclopedia > Pakistan International Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
IATA
PK
ICAO
PIA
Callsign
PAKISTAN
Founded 1946 (as Orient Airways)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program PIA Awards Plus +
Fleet size 43 (+7 orders)
Destinations 80
Parent company Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (Government of Pakistan)[1]
Company slogan Come fly with us
Headquarters Karachi, Pakistan
Key people Mr. Ahmed Mukhtar (Chairman)
Mr. Mohammad Aijaz Haroon (MD)
Website: http://www.piac.com.pk

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, more commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA (Urdu: پی آئی اے or پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایرلاینز), is the flag carrier airline of Pakistan, based in Karachi. It is the 16th[2] largest airline in Asia, operating scheduled services to 73 destinations throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America, as well as an extensive domestic network linking 24 destinations.[3] Its main bases are Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and the Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad/Rawalpindi. The airline also has secondary bases, including Peshawar International Airport, Faisalabad International Airport, Quetta International Airport and Multan International Airport, from which it connects the metropolitan cities with the main bases, the Middle East and the Far East. The airline is owned by the Government of Pakistan (87%) and other shareholders (13%). It has 18,043 employees (at May 2008). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Orient Airways Ltd. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... KHI redirects here. ... Allama Iqbal International Airport (IATA: LHE, ICAO: OPLA) is Pakistans second largest civil airport after Jinnah International Airport. ... Islamabad International Airport or Chaklala Airbase (Urdu: چکلالہ) (IATA: ISB, ICAO: OPRN) is the third largest civil airport located in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... For City Airport Manchester, UK, see City Airport Manchester. ... Peshawar International Airport (IATA: PEW, ICAO: OPPS) is an airport located in the city of Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. ... Multan International Airport (IATA: MUX, ICAO: OPMT) is an airport situated 10 km away from the city centre of Multan in Punjab, Pakistan. ... The Faisalabad International Airport (IATA: LYP, ICAO: OPFA) is situated 10 km away from the city centre of Faisalabad on Jhang Road. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Government of Pakistan (Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان)The Constitution of Pakistan provides for a Federal Parliamentary System of government, with a President as the Head of State and an indirectly-elected Prime Minister as the chief executive. ... Not to be confused with Karachay-Cherkessia. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... National airlines redirects here. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Not to be confused with Karachay-Cherkessia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... KHI redirects here. ... Allama Iqbal International Airport (IATA: LHE, ICAO: OPLA) is Pakistans second largest civil airport after Jinnah International Airport. ... Islamabad International Airport or Chaklala Airbase (Urdu: چکلالہ) (IATA: ISB, ICAO: OPRN) is the third largest civil airport located in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... This article is about the Asian regions. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

PIA Fokker F27 - was once the backbone of PIA's northern area flights
PIA Fokker F27 - was once the backbone of PIA's northern area flights

Pakistan International Airlines, or PIA for short, can trace its beginnings to the days when Pakistan still was not a nation. In 1946 Muhammed Ali Jinnah realised the need for an airline network for the forming country and called upon the help of an experienced industrialist Mirza Ahmad Ispahani to develop a flag carrier for the nation. Meanwhile, an airline called Orient Airways, registered in Kolkata, was formed on October 23 1946. In February 1947, the airline brought three DC-3 airplanes from a company in Texas, and in May of that year the airline was granted a licence to fly. Services were started in June from Kolkata to Sittwe and Yangon. This was the first post-war airline flight by a South Asian registered airline company[citation needed]. Two months after this service began, Pakistan was formed. Orient Airways began relief flights to the new nation and, soon after, it moved its operations to Karachi, where it began flights to Dhaka on June 7, 1954. In addition, the first two domestic routes in Pakistan were established, from Karachi to Lahore to Peshawar, and from Karachi to Quetta to Lahore. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x727, 75 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Pakistan International Airlines Fokker F27 Pakistan International Airlines destinations Gilgit Airport ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x727, 75 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Pakistan International Airlines Fokker F27 Pakistan International Airlines destinations Gilgit Airport ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah (referred to in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam, or Great Leader, which is a legally defined title) (December 25, 1876 - September 11, 1948) was an Indian Muslim nationalist, who led the movement demanding a separate homeland for Muslims in... Mirza Ahmad Ispahani or M A Ispahani (Urdu: مرزا احمد اصپہانی) was the first and longest serving chairman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from its inception until 1962. ... Orient Airways Ltd. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Douglas DC-3 VH-AES at Avalon in 2003. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Akyab is a city and district in the Arakan division of Burma. ... Yangôn, formerly Rangoon, population 4,504,000 (2001), is the capital of Myanmar. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ... Not to be confused with Karachay-Cherkessia. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ...   (Urdu: پشاور; Pashto: پښور) literally means City on the Frontier in Persian and is known as Pekhawar in Pashto. ...   (Urdu: کوئٹہ) also spelled Kwatah city is a variation of kwatkot, a Pashto word meaning “fort,”. It is the largest city and provincial capital and district of Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. ...


The Government of Pakistan, realising the operation was failing economically, proposed that Orient Airways merge into a new national airline. On March 11 1955, Orient Airways merged with the government's proposed airline, becoming Pakistan International Airlines Corporation. During the same year the airline opened its first international service, from Karachi to London Heathrow Airport via Cairo International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino, Italy, using the Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation. The DC-3s continued operating the domestic services in Pakistan. In May 1956, PIA ordered two Super Lockheed Constellations and five Vickers Viscount 815. In 1959, Malik Nur Khan was named Managing Director. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) (Arabic: مطار القاهرة الدولي) is the major civilian airport in Cairo, Egypt. ... Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino) (IATA: FCO, ICAO: LIRF), also commonly known as Rome-Fiumicino International Airport, its former name, is Italys largest airport and second-largest international air gateway, with over 30 million passengers served in 2006, located in Fiumicino... Fiumicino is an Italian town, in which Leornardo Da Vinci airport is located. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... The Viscount was a medium-range turboprop airliner introduced in 1953 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. ...


In March 1960, PIA became the first Asian airline to enter the jet age when Boeing 707 services were introduced[citation needed]. The aircraft were wet leased from Pan American and in 1961 services were begun to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. In 1962, orders were placed for Boeing 720's, Fokker F27's and Sikorsky helicopters. One of PIA's own new Boeing 720s broke a world record that year, when it flew from London to Karachi non-stop in 6 hours, 43 minutes, and 55 seconds during its delivery flight from Seattle, piloted by PIA's ace Captain Abdullah Baig, whose record is unbroken to this day. During 1962, services to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) were proving to be difficult, therefore PIA placed their Sikorsky S-61 helicopters on these routes until 1966 when conditions improved. In 1964 history was made again when PIA became the first airline from a non-communist country to fly to the People's Republic of China. As the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 broke out, PIA helped the Pakistani forces with logistics and transport. In 1966, the Viscounts were phased out, substituted by four Tridents. However, as growth surpassed the need for these aircraft they were later sold to Civil Aviation Administration of China. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... This article is about the state. ... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... Combatants India Pakistan Commanders Joyanto Nath Chaudhuri Harbakhsh Singh Ayub Khan Musa Khan Casualties 3,264 killed[1] 8,623 wounded[1] (From July to ceasefire) 3,800 killed[2] (September 6 - 22) 4,000 - 8,000 killed/ captured[3][4][5] (July to September 6) The Indo-Pakistani War... Military of Pakistan (Urdu: پاک عسکریہ) is the principal defence organization of Pakistan. ... Trident 1E The Trident, model DH121 or HS121, was a short/medium-range airliner designed by de Havilland in the 1950s, and built by the Hawker-Siddeley Group in the 1960s when de Havilland was merged, along with several other British aviation firms. ... The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (中国民用航空总局, Pinyin: Zhōngguó Mínyòng Hángkōng Zǒngjú), most widely recognized by the initials CAAC, is an administrative body under the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China that oversees civil aviation in mainland China. ...


The 1970s saw the resumption of transatlantic flights and new destinations. It once again aided the Pakistan Army by transporting soldiers to East Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971[4] and lost a couple of its aircraft to Indian Air Force fighters.[5]. In 1972 it applied to operate to Libya and an agreement was signed with Yugoslav airline JAT. In 1973, McDonnell Douglas DC-10s arrived and was used by the airline before they were replaced by Boeing 747s. In 1974 air freight services started, as well as a cargo service to New York under the name, Pakistan International Cargo. In 1975, PIA introduced new uniforms for PIA air hostesses, and in 1976, leased Boeing 747s came into service. In 1978, the airline bought their first 747 aircraft, which have since become a staple of the airline's fleet. Also in 1978 the airline provided help to Somali Airlines, Air Malta and Yemenia; and established a hotel management service in the United Arab Emirates. PIA also leased two of its own Boeing 720s to Air Malta during the 70s. The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations. ... East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ... Belligerents India Pakistan Commanders Sam Manekshaw J.S. Aurora G.G Bewoor K. P. Candeth Gul Hassan Khan Abdul Hamid Khan Tikka Khan A. A. K. Niazi # Strength 500,000+ troops 100,000 Mukti BahiniRebels 400,000+ troops Casualties and losses 3,843 killed[1] 9,851 wounded[1] Unknown... The Indian Air Force is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... Motto Brotherhood and Unity Anthem Hey, Slavs Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throughout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ... The Jat people (IAST: , Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ‎) of Northern India and Pakistan, are descendants of Indo-Aryan/Indo-Scythian tribes. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Somali Airlines is an airline based in Somalia. ... Air Malta is the national airline of Malta, based in Luqa. ... Yemenia Airbus A310 IN Frankfurt Airport Yemenia - Yemen Airways (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية اليمنية) is the national airline of Yemen, based in Sanaa. ...

PIA Boeing 747-300 in a superseded colour scheme
PIA Boeing 747-300 in a superseded colour scheme

The 1980s began with the opening of a cargo centre in Karachi and the delivery of a new aircraft, Airbus A300B4-203. In 1981, a duty-free sales service was inaugurated. During 1982, the first C and D checks were carried out on the fleet in Karachi. In 1984, domestic coach fare service at night was introduced to offer cheaper prices for low-income passengers. In 1985 the PIA Planetarium tourist attraction was inaugurated in Karachi and later in Lahore. In the same year, five Boeing 737-300s joined the fleet making PIA the first Asian operator of such a type. Two former PIA Boeing 720Bs now form part of the Planetarium's exhibition at Karachi and Lahore. At the start of 1987 and 1988 flights were introduced to Malé and to Toronto Pearson International Airport, respectively. In 1989, the first women pilots started to command passenger flights. Boeing 747-300 of Pakistan International Airlines (AP-BFW) on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport. ... Boeing 747-300 of Pakistan International Airlines (AP-BFW) on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... A300 redirects here. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Malé (Dhivehi: މާލެ), (pronounced: Maa-lay) population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives located at the southern edge of North Male Atoll Kaafu Atoll. ... Toronto Airport redirects here. ...


During June 1991, PIA received the first of six Airbus A310-308 aircraft on from Airbus Industrie. In 1992, flights started to Tashkent and in 1993, to Zürich, Switzerland. In addition, PIA became a user of the Sabre, Galileo and Amadeus global distribution systems. During 1994, PIA added more destinations with Jakarta, Fujairah, Baku and Al-Ain and for the first time air safari flights were launched using a Boeing 737-300 over the Karakoram Range. In 1995, a 747 flight simulation system arrived and a used Air France A300 aircraft was bought. In 1996 the airline leased Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft, and re-opened services to Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport. A310 redirects here. ... Airbus S.A.S. is a commercial aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France. ... Tashkent (Uzbek: , Russian: ) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. ... Arrivals Lounge Interior of airport terminal Zürich International Airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) also called Kloten Airport, is located at in Kloten, canton of Zürich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. ... French naval officers sabre of the 19th Century From left to right: two bayonets, a short curved infantry or artillery briquet, a straight infantry officers sabre, and a carbine. ... Galileo can refer to: Galileo Galilei, astronomer, philosopher, and physicist (1564 - 1642) the Galileo spacecraft, a NASA space probe that visited Jupiter and its moons the Galileo positioning system Life of Galileo, a play by Bertolt Brecht Galileo (1975) - screen adaptation of the play Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht... Playbill, 1981 For other uses, see Amadeus (disambiguation). ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... The flag of the UAE Fujairah (Arabic: الفجيرة) is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, on the Gulf of Oman in the countrys east. ... Location in Azerbaijan Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - Total 260 km² (100. ... View over Al Ain Al Ain (Arabic: العين, the spring) is the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates with a population of 348,000 (2003 estimate). ... Karakoram is a mountain range spanning the borders between Pakistan, China, and India, located in the regions of Gilgit, Ladakh and Baltistan. ... A flight simulator is a system that tries to replicate, or simulate, the experience of flying an airplane as closely and realistically as possible. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Tupolev (Russian: Туполев) is a Russian aerospace and defence company. ... The Tupolev Tu-154 is a Russian medium-range trijet airliner. ... Rafic Hariri International Airport (also called Beirut International Airport, formerly Chaldea Airport) (IATA: BEY, ICAO: OLBA) (Arabic: مطار رفيق الحريري الدولي) located 9 km (5. ...


PIA only used the Tupolev Tu-154 for a very short time to deal with the additional demand during the summer of 1996. In 1999, PIA leased five Boeing 747-300 aircraft from Cathay Pacific to replace its aging Boeing 747-200 aircraft. The aircraft wore a new livery with a Pashmina tail and white body, and large Pakistan titles on the front fuselage. The livery was applied to some of the fleet during the 90s but due to copyright problems the livery was dropped. The Boeing 747-300s remained in the new look but with a plain green tail with PIA titles, however, the other aircraft in the fleet were repainted in the 1990s livery. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (traditional Chinese: ; SEHK: 0293, OTCBB: CPCAY) is the largest airline and flag carrier of Hong Kong. ...


In July 2002, PIA purchased six Boeing 747-300 aircraft from Cathay Pacific, five of which were already on lease with PIA. The sixth arrived shortly after and PIA operated the six aircraft mainly on the North American and European routes. Later after a period of ten years of no new orders in October 2002, the airline purchased eight Boeing 777 aircraft from The Boeing Company, including three 200 ER (Extended Range), two 200 LR (Longer Range) and three 300 ER versions. PIA was the launch customer that revived the Boeing 777-200LR project that, until then, only had three orders by EVA Air. The first two Boeing 777-200LR produced were test aircraft used by Boeing, before they were delivered to PIA. One of these Boeing 777-200LR was displayed at the Paris Airshow during 2005. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (traditional Chinese: ; SEHK: 0293, OTCBB: CPCAY) is the largest airline and flag carrier of Hong Kong. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities near Seattle, Washington. ... EVA Air (Chinese:長榮航空 Chángróng Hángkōng) is a Taiwanese airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan, operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to international destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America. ... The Paris Air Show (Salon International de lAéronautique et de lEspace, Paris-Le Bourget) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. ...


During 2004, PIA took delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft in January, where the aircraft flew from Seattle to Islamabad via London Heathrow. By March of the same year all three B777-200ER variants that had been ordered were delivered and operating flights to UK, North America and USA. On delivery of the first three Boeing 777s the airline introduced a new livery to its fleet, which was later applied to the majority of the fleet. PIA also acquired six half life Airbus A310-300/ET from the Airbus management on a ten year lease agreement. On November 3, 2005 PIA signed an agreement with the aircraft manufacturer, ATR to purchase seven ATR42-500. The aircraft were purchased to replace the aging F-27 aircraft. The seven ATR aircraft were delivered between 2006 and 2007.[citation needed] On 6 December 2005, PIA leased an additional new Boeing 777 from the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). The aircraft had the same specifications as the previous Boeing 777-200ER that PIA operated. The aircraft was delivered in January 2007 and on lease for ten years to the airline. On February 25, 2006 Boeing delivered its first B777-200LR Worldliner to PIA, where it flew from Everett to Islamabad via Manchester, England. Since the long range Boeing 777 can operate further PIA started direct, nonstop flights from Toronto to Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore from March 3, 2006. PIA planned non-stop flights to New York City and other US cities with sizable Pakistani population centres, but was not given permission due to security reasons. PIA received the delivery of its second Boeing 777-200LR on March 23, 2006. On May 31, 2006, PIA took delivery of its first ATR aircraft from Toulouse, France. On December 23, 2006, PIA took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER that flew from Seattle to Islamabad via Manchester. As a result of the arrival of a second ATR 42-500 PIA has ceased using military Lockheed C-130 Hercules for passenger services in the north of Pakistan, used after its Fokker F27 fleet was grounded after a fatal crash in July 2006. This had also prompted PIA to move Boeing 737-300 aircraft from international to domestic services. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... North American redirects here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. 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A selection of PIA's fleet at Islamabad International Airport
A selection of PIA's fleet at Islamabad International Airport

On March 5, 2007, the European Commission banned all but eight planes of PIA's 44-planes fleet flying to Europe citing safety concerns. PIA was blacklisted by 27 European Union states.[6] The remaining eight, namely the fleet of 777s, has been exempted from the ban.[7] PIA claims that this is discriminatory and the bans are not justifiable. Because of the EU ban, Pakistan is losing dominance for flights from Europe to the Near East or Pakistan because Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline are winning passengers on this route.[7] The airline is urgently seeking to wet lease widebody aircraft. It is currently operating long-haul services with its eight Boeing 777 aircraft and two wet leased Airbus A310[8]. On March 26, 2007, Tariq Saeed Kirmani resigned after severe pressure from higher authorities because of the EU ban, including disagreements with the engineering department, as well as the poor findings for the July 2006 Fokker crash investigation. Zafar Khan has been appointed as new Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines; he was previously the chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange[9] [10] A team from the European Union is due to visit Karachi in July, 2007, to check the condition of the planes at the time and review the ban. PIA have grounded eight aircraft (5 A310's and 3 B747's) and are conducting maintenance work on them to bring them up according to the EU standards. EU ban on PIA airbuses may last till November, 2007. [11] On July 5, 2007, the EU lifted the restriction on 11 aircraft that PIA could fly into Europe, of which five were Boeing 747's and six Airbus A310s. [12]. On August 10, 2007, PIA signed an agreement with Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) to lease seven Airbus A320s to replace its Boeing 737-300 fleet. The deliveries are expected in 2009 and will be completed in the same year.[13] On November 29, 2007, The EU completely lifted the ban on PIA and stated they were happy with the conditions of the fleet.[14]. On March 19, 2008, PIA decided to retire its Boeing 747 fleet due to rising fuel costs and placed the aircraft for sale. [15]. In the previous month, the airline stored two of its Boeing 747s at Sialkot. On May 7, 2008, M. Aijaz Haroon was appointed the new Managing Director.[16] On May 21, 2008 the airline decided to re-introduce the Boeing 747s and permenantly scrapping one. [17] On Tuesday, June 10th 2008, PIA announced that they are to commence a new two times weekly service to Leeds/Bradford Airport in the UK. Flights will commence on July 02nd 2008 and will operate every Wednesday and Saturday by an Airbus A310 aircraft. Image File history File links Islamabad-Airport-40156. ... Image File history File links Islamabad-Airport-40156. ... 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Privatisation

PIA is owned by the government of Pakistan. The privatisation of PIA has been announced but was never implemented by the government. Though PIA reported a total turnover of $1 billion in 2005, profitability was affected due to doubling of global fuel prices since 2000. [18] The high oil prices have increased yearly losses. In first six months of 2006, PIA has lost $100 million dollars (Rs. 6 billion). Another source of PIA's inefficiency has been the over-staffing of employees over the past 10-20 years that has crippled the organisation's finances. Another reason for losses in PIA is that the higher officials of PIA tend to go abroad with their families on the expense of PIA.[19] Back door discussions with potential buyers continue without any positive result. Following the global trend, several steps towards outsourcing of non-core business have been initiated. Catering units (starting with Karachi Flight Kitchen), Ground Handling (starting with Ramp Services) and Engineering, are to be gradually carved out of the airline and operated as independent companies.


Financial performance

During the first quarter of 2007, the airline achieved a 5% growth in overall revenue mainly supported by 7.6% increase in passenger revenue which was partially lowered by a 10% reduction in cargo revenue. The revenue growth was reduced due to the EU ban from early March which meant only the Boeing 777 were able to operate into Europe. This caused many of the European services to be put on hold until the aircraft that were considered to be inefficient to be brought up to EU standards so they can continue flying. Even with the fuel cost remaining at the 2006 level due to stable oil prices in the first quarter 2007, the operating and financing cost increased in proportion. The impact of the 2006 salary rise, increased cost of leased aircraft and higher maintenance cost of the PIA fleet increased the overall operating expenses by 19%. Consequently, the airline suffered an operating loss of Rs 2.5 billion in the first quarter.


Destinations

PIA 747 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. PIA suspended Houston in 2006 .
PIA 747 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. PIA suspended Houston in 2006 [21].

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Codeshare

PIA have code share agreements with the following carriers: Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ...

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Services

Newspapers and Magazines

Newspapers and magazines are available to all Business Plus & Economy Plus class passengers on PIA flights. Free newspapers are also provided to all Economy class passengers. The PIA in-flight magazine, Hamsafar, is provided to all passengers on all international flights. Humsafar was introduced on PIA flights in 1980 and it is published bi-monthly.


Frequent flyer programme

PIA Awards Plus+ is the frequent flyer programme. The programme allows passengers to get free tickets, excess baggage vouchers, cabin upgrades, and a variety of rewards and special deals. Awards Plus+ offers three tiers of membership to frequent flyers - Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond. Awards Plus+ miles can be earned by flying PIA, and by using the products of PIA's partners. Membership cards of FFP A frequent flyer program (FFP) is a service offered by many airlines to reward customer loyalty. ...


Fleet

Pakistan International Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of June 2008)[22]: 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Type Total Passenger
(Business/Economy+/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A310-300 12 184
(12/40/132)
205
(18/43/144)
(18/45/142)
long, medium and short haul
(Europe, Far East, Gulf, Subcontinent, domestic)
6 leased from Airbus Industrie
To be Phased out from 2010
Replacement A330
ATR 42-500 7 48
(0/8/40)
short haul
(Gulf, domestic)
Boeing 737-300 7 118
(0/24/94)
119
(0/27/92)
short haul
(Gulf, Subcontinent, domestic)
Phase out from 2009
Boeing 747-300 6 433
(45/60/328)
short and medium haul
(Saudi Arabia, domestic)
Boeing 777-200ER 4 320
(35/45/240)
329
(35/54/240)
long and medium haul
(Europe, Saudi Arabia, USA, domestic)
1 leased from ILFC
Boeing 777-200LR 2 310
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Ordered aircraft

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Future fleet plans

PIA are planning to add 3 more aircraft, said to be used 777s being sought through Boeing, in addition to the 7 A320s on order, making a total of 10 to be brought in the next two years. [23]


Livery

In December 2003 PIA introduced a new image that was applied to their first 777-200ER [24] and on two leased A310-300s one of which was in service, due to negative feedback the design on the 777 and single A310 was modified before delivery to PIA with the tail being painted beige and a flowing Pakistan flag added to it, PIA acronym was enlarged and moved onto the fuselage, the other A310 continued operating in the original version for a while before being repainted. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


In early 2006 the airline decided to launch four new tail designs for its fleet, the tails represented the four provinces of Pakistan: Sindh, Punjab, North West Frontier Province and Balochistan.[25]. The tails were to promote the different cultures of the four provinces of Pakistan by applying motifs to the tails and adding a city name to the rear of the fuselage corresponding to the province. A "Destination Pakistan 2007" logo was added below the cockpit of most aircraft. The "Frontier" tail represents the "Phulkari" (flowering) pattern that reflects a rich and colorful tradition of embroidery generally done on shawls, shirts and linen. The "Punjab" tail is loosely related to the exquisite tile decoration of the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore. The "Balochistan" tail is a striking and colorful reflection of robust creativity is seen in the kilims, carpets and rugs woven with wool, goat or camel hair and mixed yarn. The pattern is mostly bold geometric motifs in primary colors dominated by red. The "Sindh" tail was influenced from the Hala tile work with electric blue and white floral patterns.


Cargo operations

PIA also operates an extensive cargo delivery system within Pakistan. During the early 1970s, PIA operated a service called "Air Express" that delivered documents and parcels from one airport to another. Pakistan International Cargo was started in 1974 using two Boeing 707-320C, with services to the Middle East and Europe. The operations ended in the late 1990s when both aircraft were grounded. PIA Cargo transports a range of goods across Pakistan as well as to international destinations. These include meat and vegetables, textiles, paper products and laboratory equipment. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


It was only since 2003 that PIA decided to launch a full courier service and introduced "PIA Speedex". The service was started in the three metro cities: Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi/Islamabad, expanding in a year to 12 cities. Today, the airline offers over 70 locations within Pakistan, with shipments collected and delivered from customers' homes. From 2004 to September 2007, PIA Cargo operated two Airbus A300 Freighter aircraft through MNG Airlines under wetlease/ACMI to Haan and Luton; initially these also operated to Amsterdam, Basel and Cologne. A300 redirects here. ... MNG Airlines is a cargo airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... Haan is a North-Rhine-Westphalian (German) city, located close to Düsseldorf. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than...


Marketing and sponsorships

  • Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) supports a first-class cricket team that plays in the ABN AMRO Patron's Trophy in Pakistan.
  • PIA is also sponsoring the Pakistani team for the A1 Grand Prix.
  • PIA also promotes the Shandur Polo Gala, that takes place every year in the Chitral and Gilgit regions of northern Pakistan during the summer period.[26]
  • PIA is one of the official sponsors of the "Destination Pakistan 2007" festivals.[27]
  • PIA also has its own Boy Scouts Association (PIA-BSA) working in partnership with Pakistan Boy Scouts Association. After the earthquake, PIA-BSA was working in partnership with other charity organisations to provide relief help.
  • PIA Planetariums located in Karachi and Lahore are owned by PIA, which enable the public to see static aircraft as well as astronomy shows.
  • PIA Horticulture, set up in 1996, provides flowers for display in PIA's offices and for a range of events, winning several awards and accolades at flower exhibitions across the country.
  • PIA also supports non-profit organisations within Pakistan such as; Al-Shifa Trust, Zindagi Trust, The Citizens Foundation and Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). [28]

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Achievements and recognitions

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Special operations

Charter services

PIA operates private charter flights using ATR 42 to Kadanwari and Sawan Gas field in Sindh as well as other parts of the country on behalf of oil companies. Adhoc Charters for United Nations peace keeping troops are also carried out to Africa using Boeing 747s. Kadanwari is a town in the Tharparkar District, Sindh, Pakistan. ... Sindh (Sindhī: سنڌ, Urdū: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. ... UN redirects here. ...


Hajj and Umrah operations

PIA operates a two-month (pre and post) Hajj operation each year to and from Jeddah and sometimes Madinah in Saudi Arabia. PIA transports 130,000 pilgrims each year from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Multan, Sukkur to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In order to deal with the demand the airline leases many different aircraft including Boeing 747-200s, Airbus A321s, Airbus A300B2s and Boeing 737-400s. A supplicating pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram, the mosque which was built around the Kaaba (the cubical building at center). ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Joint Saudi Arabia 1925 Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - Urban 1,320 km² (509. ... This article is about the Saudi city of Medina. ... Not to be confused with Karachay-Cherkessia. ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... Location within Pakistan Coordinates: , Country Pakistan Province Constructed 1960s Union Council 40 UC (District Govt. ...   (Urdu: پشاور; Pashto: پښور) literally means City on the Frontier in Persian and is known as Pekhawar in Pashto. ...   (Urdu: کوئٹہ) also spelled Kwatah city is a variation of kwatkot, a Pashto word meaning “fort,”. It is the largest city and provincial capital and district of Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. ...   (Urdu: فیصل آباد) is a city located in Punjab, Pakistan. ... Multan shown on a 1669 world map   (Urdu: ملتان) is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan and capital of Multan District. ... Sukkur (Urdu:سکر, Sindhi: سکھر) is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River (Pakistan) in Sukkur District. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... A300 redirects here. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


Head of state transportation

PIA has always transported the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan on overseas visits. During the late 1990s, a PIA Boeing 737-300[30] was used for official visits by the Bhutto and Sharif governments. The aircraft wore official government colours but was later repainted in the airline official colours at the end of the decade. The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


When the government changed after a military coup in 1999, the Boeing B737 was transferred to PIA permanently. The President and Prime Minister then resorted to using two of PIA's Airbus A310-300 for official visits, while rare trips were done on regular commercial flights of the airline. In February 2007 the government of Qatar gifted one of their VIP fleet A310[31] to the Pakistani government, this has ended the need for use of PIA aircraft. However, from time to time the government does occasionally use the airlines Boeing 737 or Airbus A310 for official trips. A310 redirects here. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ...


Incidents and accidents

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Gallery

See also

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cricket team are a first-class cricket side based in Karachi, Pakistan. ... PIA are a Pakistani football club who play in the Pakistan Premier League. ...

References

  1. ^ Annual Report 2006 (Part-I) (PDF). Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (2007-04-03). Retrieved on 2007-08-14.
  2. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_airlines_in_Asia
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-10, p. 61. 
  4. ^ The Evolution of The Pakistan Army By Brig. (Ret.) Noor A. Husain
  5. ^ Aircraft Losses In Pakistan -1971 War (PAF, Army Aviation, and Civilian aircraft Casualties) - by P V S Jagan Mohan
  6. ^ E.U. to ban PIA
  7. ^ a b EU banes Pakistan airline flights - BBC News - Obtained March 5, 2007.
  8. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  9. ^ PIA chairman steps down - Jang Newspapers
  10. ^ Zaffar Khan new CEO of Pakistan International Airlines - Jang Newspapers
  11. ^ EU ban on PIA airbuses may last till November
  12. ^ Pakstrategy: EU Lifts ban on Eleven PIA Planes
  13. ^ PIA to get seven new Airbus A320-200 - Associated Press of Pakistan
  14. ^ EU Lifts ban on PIA Brecorder Newspapers, Accessed December 1, 2007
  15. ^ PIA grounds jumbos to cut fuel bill
  16. ^ Aijaz takes over as PIA MD Dawn Newspapers Accessed 16 May 2008
  17. ^ Grounded PIA Jumbo Jets flying again - Jang Newspapers, Accessed 22-05-2008
  18. ^ Pakistan International Airlines Annual Reports, 2005 Brecorder Financial Newspaper,
  19. ^ PIA suffers over Rs 6 billion loss
  20. ^ PIA - Origin Specific Flight Schedule
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ PIA website: About Fleet, [2], [3]
  23. ^ PIA to induct 10 aircraft in 2 years
  24. ^ Pre-delivery colours on the Boeing 777-200/ER at Everett
  25. ^ PIA launches four new tails
  26. ^ Enjoy the spectacular shandur Polo Gala 2007-07-07
  27. ^ PIA: Make Pakistan Your Next Destination, 2007
  28. ^ Corporate Social Responsibility within PIA
  29. ^ PIA’s Flight Kitchen Karachi Awarded HACCP Certification
  30. ^ "AP-BEH" PIA B737 in Government Colours
  31. ^ Airliners.net: Pakistan Air Force A310-304

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Boeing and Fokker aircraft that form the backbone of Pakistan International Airlines' medium- and short-haul fleet are "overage and dangerous," a senior official warned, according to media reports Friday.
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Pakistan International Airlines (also known as PIA), is the national flag carrier of Pakistan and the National airline of the country operating passenger and cargo services around the world.
Its main hubs are Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and the Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
Pakistan International Airlines Flight Services Department was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification award during May 2006.
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