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Postby Pakistan-1 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:13 pm

Long being plagued by corruption and mismanagement the government of Pakistan decided to disband the airline ending 61 years of history after protests by The Employees against privatization.
The defense ministry has said that a new airline will be set up in 120 days to replace PIA
Here are some of PIA's achievements in the past 61 years

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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.
- An 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 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 beautiful capital city of Norway.
- First airline in the world to induct Boeing 777-200LR, the world's longest range commercial airliner.
- First airline in South Asia to offer the facility of seat reservation through mobile phone.
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Re: PIA dies

Postby surpii » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:03 pm

Some of the workers that protested have died. RIP
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Postby Pakistan-1 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:01 am

The pilots union has said that they are willing to restart flights from today onwards
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Re: PIA dies

Postby Pakistan-1 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:14 pm

Limited flight operations restored
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