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.
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).