PIA or Pakistan International Airline is the first and only state airline of Pakistan. It is also one of the earliest airlines of South Asia operating since 1955. It has been a popular airline in the past and so it is at least domestically. Some of the achievements of PIA are as under.
First airline from an Asian country to fly the Super
First Asian airline to operate a jet aircraft.
First Asian airline to be granted maintenance approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Air Registration Board, predecessor of the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
First non-communist airline to fly to the People's Republic of China, and operate a service between Asia and Europe via Moscow.
First airline in Asia to induct the new technology Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
An IBM 1401, the first computer in Pakistan, was installed in PIA.
First airline in the world to operate scheduled helicopter services.
First airline to show in-flight movies on international routes.
PIA set up Pakistan's first planetarium at Karachi.
The first airline in South Asia to introduce auto-ticketing facility.
The first airline in the world to fly to Tashkent, capital of the newly independent state of Uzbekistan.
First airline in the world to start Air Safari with jet aircraft.
First Asian airline to start flights to Oslo, the capital city of Norway.
First airline in the world to induct Boeing 777-200LR, the world's longest range commercial airliner.
First airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range Variant).
Pakistan International Airlines Flight Services Department was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification award during May 2006.
First airline in the south east region to offer seat reservations through mobile communications.
First airline in Pakistan to operate a flight with an all female crew at command and serving in the cabin.
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