PIA Pakistan International Airlines Flights

PIA Airlines (or Pakistan International Airlines) is Pakistan’s national flag carrier. Founded in 1946 as Orient Airways, the airline was originally based in Calcutta in India. After the partition of British India, the airline renamed as Pakistan International Airlines. PIA’s main hub is at Karachi. It has secondary hubs at Lahore and Islamabad.

As of 2016, PIA offers scheduled services to 22 domestic destinations and more than 28 international destinations. Popular destinations on the airline's network include New York, Kuala Lumpur, Salalah, Barcelona, and Doha. PIA’s frequent flyer program, Awards+Plus, allows flyers to earn points from flights booked through PIA or PIA’s partner airlines.

PIA do not offer direct flights between Ireland and Pakistan. If you want to fly with PIA, you will need to hop over to the UK where PIA fly from London, Manchester, and Birmingham

This information is correct as of May 2017

Why Fly With PIA Pakistan International Airlines?

How to Check In

You can check in to your PIA flight online or at the airport. Check-in desks at the airport usually open 3 hours before departure for international routes. Alternatively, you can check in online using PIA’s website. Please be aware: if you check in online, you’ll need to print off your boarding pass and bring it with you to the airport. There is no extra fee for checking in at the airport.


PIA typically use Boeing 777 for international long-haul flights. In Economy Class, seats have a pitch (the distance between your seat and the seat in front) of 32 inches. The width of the seat is 17 inches. Seats in Premiere and First Class have more legroom. In Premiere, seats have a seat pitch of 49 inches. In First Class, seats have a pitch of 90 inches.

Booking Fees

There are no additional fees when you book PIA flights online.

Service On Board

PIA offer three classes onboard their flights: Economy, Premiere, and First Class. Meals, which are made up of Pakistani and International dishes, are included in all ticket classes. Snacks are also available between meals. In-flight entertainment is also available: passengers can choose from a wide range of Pakistani and international movies to watch and pass the time during the flight.


As of 2016, PIA has a 90% regularity rate and an 85% punctuality rate.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Hand Luggage: Economy Class passengers are allowed one 7 kg piece of hand luggage. Premiere and First Class passengers are allowed one 12 kg piece of hand luggage. Hand luggage should be no larger than 55cm x 38cm x 22cm.

Checked Luggage: For most flights between Europe Pakistan, the following conditions apply: Economy passengers are allowed two pieces of hold luggage weighing up to 28 kg each. Premiere and First Class passengers are allowed two pieces of hold luggage weighing up to 32 kg each.

Note: Baggage restrictions vary from flight to flight. Be sure to check your individual ticket conditions.


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