List of Pakistan International Airlines destinations

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA is the flag carrier airline of Pakistan. The airline, with its head office on the grounds of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, operating scheduled services to 19 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and North America.[1][2] Its main bases are Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/Rawalpindi.

Pakistan International Airlines was set up on 1 March 1955, after Orient Airways merged with the government's proposed new airline. During the same year the airline opened its first international service, from Dubai to London Heathrow Airport via Cairo International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino, Italy, using three newly acquired Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellations. The DC-3s continued operating the domestic services in Pakistan. In May 1956, PIA ordered two further Super Lockheed Constellations of the latest L-1049H version and five Vickers Viscount 815.

PIA currently operates to 19 domestic and 29 international destinations in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and North America as of November 2019.[3][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

ListEdit

Country (Province) City Airport Notes Refs
  Afghanistan Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport [3]
Kandahar Kandahar International Airport Terminated [10][11]
  Albania Tirana Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza Terminated [12]
  Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport Terminated [13]
  Azerbaijan Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport Terminated [4]
  Bahrain Manama Bahrain International Airport Terminated [3]
  Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport Terminated [3][14]
  Canada Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport [3]
  China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport [3]
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Terminated [13]
Kashgar Kashgar Airport Terminated [15][16]
Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Terminated [13]
Ürümqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport Terminated [17]
  Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport [3]
  Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport Terminated [6]
  France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport [3]
  Germany Düsseldorf Düsseldorf International Airport Terminated [10]
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport Terminated [3][18]
Munich Munich International Airport Terminated [19]
  Greece Athens Athens International Airport Terminated [17]
  Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Terminated [3]
  India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminated [19]
Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Terminated [19]
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminated [20]
  Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Terminated [4]
  Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Terminated [3]
Tehran Tehran Mehrabad International Airport Terminated [21]
Zahedan Zahedan Airport Terminated [3]
  Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport Terminated [21]
Najaf Al Najaf International Airport Terminated [22]
  Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport [3]
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Terminated [17]
  Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport [23]
  Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport Terminated [6]
  Kazakhstan Almaty Almaty International Airport Terminated [4]
  Kenya Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Terminated [6]
  Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport [3]
  Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport Terminated [19]
  Libya Tripoli Tripoli International Airport Terminated [19]
  Maldives Malé Velana International Airport Terminated [6]
  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport [24]
  Myanmar Yangon Yangon International Airport Terminated [10]
    Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Terminated [3]
  Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminated [3][18]
  Nigeria Kano Kano International Airport Terminated [25]
  Norway Oslo Oslo Gardermoen Airport [3]
  Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport [3]
Salalah Salalah International Airport Terminated [3]
  Pakistan (Azad Kashmir) Mirpur Mirpur Aerodrome Terminated [3]
Muzaffarabad Muzaffarabad Airport Terminated [6]
Rawalakot Rawalakot Airport Terminated [6]
  Pakistan (Balochistan) Dalbandin Dalbandin Airport Terminated [26]
Gwadar Gwadar International Airport [3]
Jiwani Jiwani Airport Terminated [6]
Khuzdar Khuzdar Airport Terminated [6]
Ormara Ormara Airport Terminated [6]
Panjgur Panjgur Airport Terminated [3]
Pasni Pasni Airport Terminated [6]
Quetta Quetta International Airport [3]
Sibi Sibi Airport [6]
Sui Sui Airport Terminated [6]
Turbat Turbat International Airport [3]
Zhob Zhob Airport Terminated [3][3]
  Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan) Gilgit Gilgit Airport [3]
Skardu Skardu Airport [3]
  Pakistan (Islamabad) Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport Airport Closed [3]
Islamabad International Airport Hub [3][27]
  Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Abbottabad Abbottabad Airport Terminated [9]
Bannu Bannu Airport Terminated [6]
Chitral Chitral Airport [3]
Dera Ismail Khan Dera Ismail Khan Airport Terminated [3]
Kohat Kohat Airport Terminated [6]
Parachinar Parachinar Airport Terminated [3]
Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport Focus city [3]
Saidu Sharif Saidu Sharif Airport Terminated [6]
Tarbela Tarbela Dam Airport Terminated [6]
  Pakistan (Punjab) Bahawalpur Bahawalpur Airport [3]
Bhurban Bhurban Aerodrome Terminated [9]
Dera Ghazi Khan Dera Ghazi Khan International Airport [3]
Faisalabad Faisalabad International Airport [3]
Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport Secondary Hub [3]
Mangla Mangla Airport Terminated [3]
Mianwali Mianwali Airport Terminated [6]
Multan Multan International Airport Focus city [3]
Rahim Yar Khan Shaikh Zayed International Airport [3]
Sargodha Sargodha Airbase Terminated [28]
Sialkot Sialkot International Airport Focus city [3]
  Pakistan (Sindh) Jacobabad Jacobabad Airbase Terminated [3]
Karachi Jinnah International Airport Hub [3]
Hyderabad Hyderabad Airport Terminated [3]
Mirpur Khas Mirpur Khas Airport Terminated [3]
Mohenjo-daro Moenjodaro Airport Terminated [3]
Nawabshah Nawabshah Airport Terminated [3]
Sehwan Sharif Sehwan Sharif Airport Terminated [3]
Sindhri Sindhri Airport Terminated [6]
Sukkur Sukkur Airport [3]
  Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminated [6]
  Qatar Doha Hamad International Airport [3]
  Russia Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminated [17]
  Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport [3]
Dhahran Dhahran International Airport Terminated [29]
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport [3]
Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport [3]
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport [3]
Ta'if Ta'if Regional Airport [30]
  Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Terminated [17]
  Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport [3][31]
  Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport Terminated [3]
   Switzerland Geneva Geneva Airport Terminated [19]
Zürich Zürich Airport Terminated [4]
  Syria Damascus Damascus International Airport Terminated [6]
  Tanzania Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminated [21]
Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro International Airport Terminated [7][32]
  Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport [3][33]
  Turkey Ankara Ankara Esenboğa Airport Terminated [12]
Istanbul Istanbul Atatürk Airport Terminated [3]
  Turkmenistan Ashgabat Ashgabat International Airport Terminated [34]
  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport [3]
Al Ain Al Ain International Airport [17][35]
Dubai Dubai International Airport [3]
Fujairah Fujairah International Airport Terminated [36]
Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Terminated [37]
Sharjah Sharjah International Airport [3]
  United Kingdom Birmingham Birmingham Airport [3]
Glasgow Glasgow Airport Terminated [3]
Leeds/Bradford Leeds Bradford Airport Terminated [3]
London London Heathrow International Airport [3]
London Stansted Airport Terminated [38]
Manchester Manchester Airport [3]
  United States Chicago O'Hare International Airport Terminated [17]
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminated [17]
New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminated [39]
San Francisco San Francisco International Airport Terminated [40]
Washington, D.C. Washington Dulles International Airport Terminated [4]
  Uzbekistan Tashkent Tashkent International Airport Terminated [6]
  Yemen Aden Aden International Airport Terminated [13]
Sana'a Sana'a International Airport Terminated [5]

Until 1971 PIA also served various places as domestic stations in what was East Pakistan.[19][41] During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the PIA operated a series of chartered flights to and from Australia, South Africa, South Korea, UK and the Middle East among others to transport stranded citizens.[42][43][44]

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ a b "Destinations list 1993".
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  8. ^ "1982 route map".
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  10. ^ a b c "1958 route map".
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  12. ^ a b "1971 route map".
  13. ^ a b c d "1970 route map".
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  15. ^ "Kashgar-Islamabad Direct Flight Opens". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  16. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Pakistan International moves Kashi service to May 2017".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  18. ^ a b "PIA to drop underperforming routes and offices". Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g "1962 route map".
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  21. ^ a b c "1981 route map".
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  33. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Pakistan International files preliminary Bangkok schedule from Sep 2017".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  42. ^ Ali, Waqar (22 April 2020). "More than 600 Pakistanis in Australia want to return home but only one flight available". SBS News. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  43. ^ "LIVE: Sindh govt indecisive on sealing 11 UCs in Karachi as national COVID-19 tally crosses 5,000". The Express Tribune. 26 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020. A special PIA flight left for South Africa with 300 passengers on board.
  44. ^ "PIA special flight departs for Australia". ARY News. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.