PIA flights

Pakistan International Airlines, or more commonly known as PIA, is the flag carrier and national airline of Pakistan. PIA has several airline hubs with its main one located in Karachi and secondary hubs located in Islamabad and Lahore


Originally known as Orient Airways, the airline was founded in 1946 and based in Calcutta. It has since been nationalised and rebranded as Pakistan International Airlines in 1955. PIA is the first Asian airline to fly the Lockheed Super Constellation. It is also known as the second Asian airline to have purchased a Boeing 707. 


PIA is Pakistan's largest airline with over 30 aircraft operating nearly 100 flights daily. The airlines serve 22 domestic destinations and 28 destinations internationally across Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Why fly with PIA


PIA offers various options to check-in for passenger’s convenience and comfort. For those travelling with no checked baggage and flying out of Karachi, Lahore or Faisalabad can avail of the airline's City Check-In facility. Travelers can proceed directly to the airline's booking offices to check-in. The City Check-In service is available from 72 hours before flight departure time. PIA also offers Kerb-side Check-In for passengers who are flying with Economy Plus from Karachi and have no checked baggage. Check-in through any of the counters located curbside at the Karachi Airport.

Baggage allowances and fees

Checked baggage

Class Maximum weight allowance Number of checked-in items allowed
Economy 20kg 1
Economy Plus 25kg 1
Business Plus 30kg 2

Cabin baggage
Class Weight allowance per passenger Maximum dimension of each baggage piece Maximum number of baggage pieces
Economy / Economy Plus 7kg Not exceeding 115cm 1
Business Plus 12kg Not exceeding 115cm 2


PIA offers three cabin classes from Economy, Economy Plus to Business Class. Business Class passengers can experience customised seats with generous leg room and shoulder space. Within the privacy of their section of the aircraft cabin, Business Class passengers can have their choice of meals, drinks and luxury amenities. Before the flight, travellers can relax in the exclusive Business Plus Lounges available at most airports. For travellers flying out of Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore, you can enjoy PIA’s exclusive Business Plus Lounges with all the expected amenities. Economy Plus passengers can avail of benefits such as an exclusive cabin area, more comfortable seats, Club Class meal service and other features such as welcome drinks, amenity kits, and the latest in-flight entertainment.

In-flight services

PIA offers passengers in-flight entertainment with the latest and favourite movies. Complimentary meal service is also available in all cabin classes. Variety will depend on your cabin class and flight route.


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