PIA's Achievements and Recognitions

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PIA's Achievements and Recognitions

Post by piyya »

The first airline from an Asian land country and the first airline from a Muslim country to fly the Super Constellation.

The first Asian airline to operate a jet aircraft.

The 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).

The first non-communist airline to fly to the People's Republic of China, and to operate a service between Asia and Europe via Moscow.

The first airline in Asia to induct the new technology Boeing 737-300 aircraft.

The IBM 1401, the first computer in Pakistan, was installed in PIA.

The first airline to introduce a second route to People's Republic of China over the mighty Karakoram mountains.

The first airline in the world to operate scheduled helicopter services.

The 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. PIA Air Safari
First Asian airline to start flights to Oslo, Norway.

First Airline in the world to take delivery of the first two Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range Variant) currently in testing with the Boeing Company.
Reference: History of PIA - Historic Firsts

more info. can be found at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_I ... l_Airlines
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Post by Adnan Anwar »

the historyofpia.com, has all that.

Wikipedia got all this info from Abbas.
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