Über uns Pakistan Airlines

For Pakistan, to define itself as a nation, it was essential to found an airline. For this reason, Mr. Mohammad Ali Jinnah instructed Mr. M. A. Ispahani, who is a leading industrialist, to establish a national airline. So on 23rd October a new airline was born, “Pakistan International Airlines.”

It was first based in Calcutta and later acquired four Douglas DC-3s. Then Pakistan International Airlines was nationalized on January 10, 1955 and acquired its recent name. It launched its first flight in 1955, operating to London, via Cairo and Rome.

As the first Asian carrier, which is non-communist, to fly to China. PIA is the Pakistan’s largest airline, associated with a fleet of more than 30 airplanes. Additionally it operates scheduled flights to more than 22 domestic destinations, as well as 28 international destinations through Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

Moreover, it runs almost 100 flights on a daily basis. Among the contributions that PIA likes to offer are providing Haj services via domestic as well as Saudi Arabian airports, participating in activities in association with the Heritage Association of Pakistan, giving a helping hand to special children at PIA’s Al-Shifa Trust and further taking part in several other health, cleanliness, literacy, tree plantation, drug prevention, and blood donation efforts.

Besides, PIA has codeshare agreements with China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines. Specifically, Dubai is a major focus city for the airline with flights from Dera Ghazi Khan, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, and Quetta.

Online booking is available now on PIA airlines via asfartrip website, which is a platform genuinely designated to provide the visitor with the information as well as with offers and prices offered by the airline through asfartrip agency.


Pakistan Airlines Baggage Information

Pakistan International Airlines Baggage Information

Carry-on Luggage

  • For passengers on Economy and Economy Plus classes, they are allowed to bring on board, for both domestic as well as international flights, baggage of maximum weight 7 kg.
  • For passengers on Business class, they are allowed to bring on board, for both domestic as well as international flights, baggage of maximum weight 12 kg.

Checked Baggage

  • For passengers on Economy Class, they are allowed to bring one piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20 kg.
  • For passengers on Economy Plus class, they are allowed to bring one piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 25 kg.
  • For passengers on Business Plus class, they are allowed to bring two pieces of baggage with a combined maximum weight of 30 kg.
Online Check-in

Pakistan Airlines Online Check-in

Pakistan International Airlines Online Check-in

In case you do not have baggage to check in and are departing from Karachi, Lahore, or Islamabad Airports, you do not have to stand in long queues. PIA's city check-in facility enables you to get your Boarding Pass from 72 hours before your flight to just 30 minutes before departure.

Additionally, online check-in is available 24 hours till 3 hours before departure, just on a selection of domestic routes (flights between Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad).

The Facilities Offered to all the Classes

Pakistan International Airlines Facilities for Economy, Economy Plus, and Business Classes

Economy and Economy Plus Classes

  • Pakistani as well as international meals are available onboard
  • On long-haul flights, snacks like drinks and sandwiches are offered
  • On-board entertainment tools are available

Business Class

  • More comfortable seats that make the distinction in long flights in which you will feel at home
  • For both major domestic and international stations, at Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad airports, exclusive lounges await you to relax and sit back, along with newspapers, Internet access, cable television, and snacks
  • Kerbside counters to smooth your trip out from departures to arrivals at Karachi and Islamabad
  • IA's efficient, trained porters in white uniforms will help you collect your baggage and take you straight to the Business Plus Check-in Counter, where you will receive priority baggage tags as well as priority boarding facilities
  • Passengers that arrive at Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, London's Heathrow, or Dubai International Airport will receive a warm welcome; to explain, representatives will make you walk through all the arrival formalities in order that you do not need to wait a long raw or worry about clearance
  • In-flight dining options that offer the most elegant cuisine manifested by breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks
  • A variety of entertainment tools with which you will forget about landing, including movies, music, games, duty-free shopping, tourist information, maps, and real-time flight information

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