Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, more commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA is the flag carrier airline of Pakistan
Pakistan-based company -------- engaged in the provision of air transport services.
Other activities -------- provision of engineering and other allied services.
The Company operates in two business segments------- airlines operation and hotel operation.
History (Emphasis on Resources and Achievement):
On 23rd October 1946, a new airline was born Orient Airways Ltd. had at its helm Mr. M.A. Ispahani as Chairman.
Operating license was obtained in May 1947.
Orient Airways was a privately owned company, with limited capital and resources. It could not be expected to grow and expand independently. It was then that the Government of Pakistan decided to form a state-owned airline and invited Orient Airways to merge with it.
The outcome of the merger was the birth of a new airline, through PIAC Ordinance 1955 on January 10, 1955.
On 07 June 1954 PIA’s first flit linking b/w Karachi - - - - Dacca (Dhaka).
01 Feb 1955; PIA’s first International flit linking b/w Karachi - - - - London via Cairo.
Titled First Asian Airline with Pure-jet aircraft, by acquiescent Boeing 707-321 machine form PAN American World Airways in 07 March 1960. & extended London to New York
Meanwhile First time Helicopter services ran with Sikorsky S-61N.