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Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines
AirlinePakistan International Airlines
Founded1946 (as Orient Airways)
Airline hubJinnah International Airport (Karachi)
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programPIA Awards Plus+
*Roosevelt Hotel *Scribe Hotel *Skyrooms (Private) Limited *PIA Investments Limited
Fleet size40
Destinations60 incl.cargo
Company slogan"Great People to Fly With"
Parent companyMinistry of Defence (Government of Pakistan)
HeadquartersJinnah International Airport
Karachi, Pakistan
Key people
* Ahmad Mukhtar (Chairman) * Nadeem Khan Yousufzai (Managing Director)

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Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایئر لائنز) ( ), commonly known as PIA, is the flag carrier airline of Pakistan. The airline has its head office on the grounds of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. and operates scheduled services to 24 domestic destinations and 38 international destinations in 27 countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Its main bases are at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/Rawalpindi. PIA has been ranked as a 3-star airline by Skytrax, the world's official airline and airport reviewer.

The airline's secondary bases include Peshawar, Faisalabad, Quetta, Sialkot and Multan, 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 employed 18,043 people as of May 2008.

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