Pakistan International Airlines (IATA Code: PK), the national airlines of Pakistan, has its headquarters in Jinnah International Airport Karachi. Founded in 1946 as Orient Airways, the airline was nationalized in 1955 and has its main hub in Karachi while the secondary hubs are Lahore and Islamabad. Its history is bejeweled by its recognition as the first Asian air carrier to fly the Lockheed Super Constellation and it also was the opening non-communist airline to fly to China. The loyal passengers of the airline are endowed with PIA Awards Plus+ frequent flyer program. Along with delectable International cuisines, the airline serves the passengers with special meals which can satisfy their dietary and religious needs.
With approximately 100 daily flights, Pakistan International Airlines serves 22 domestic destinations and 28 international destinations worldwide across Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. Dubai is the main focus city for this airline with flights scheduled from Islamabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, and Quetta.
The checked baggage allowance for international routes allows the passengers to carry two bags of 28 Kilograms each for Economy Class and 32 Kilograms for Business Class with the total dimension of each bag not exceeding 62 inches (Length + Width + Height). The Hand Baggage allowance in both domestic and international route is restricted to 7 Kilograms in Economy Class and 12 Kilograms for Business class with the total dimension restricted to 115 centimeters.
The largest airline of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines has the fleet size of more than 30 aircraft which includes Airbus A320-200, ATR 42-500, ATR 72-500, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300ER.
For domestic routes, the seat map of Pakistan International Airline has a three-class configuration, Business, Economy Plus+ and Economy while on international routes seats segmented as Business and Economy Class. Business Class Passengers are facilitated with lie-flat bed seats in most of its aircraft. The Economy Class passengers are offered a standard 31-inch legroom space and 3-3-3 seat configuration in Boeing aircraft whilst 3-3 seat configuration in Airbus A320.
Pakistan International Airlines has a special city Check-in facility which permits you to get your boarding pass 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight. This enables the passengers to report directly to the boarding gate just 30 minutes before scheduled departure.