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History of PIA - Pakistan International Airlines

Upper fuselage in white color with green color PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL titles in English and Pakistan flag on both sides of the fuselage. Green color cheatline below the cabin window line on the airliners featured a sabre styling. Fin livery comprised white PIA logo with a line of white stars above and below PIA logo on an all green fin. A white contrail of a stylized aircraft crossed PIA tail logo. Aircraft for domestic operations like Viscount and DC-3 had green color Pakistan International titles in Urdu script on port side and in Bengali script on starboard side of the fuselage. Viscounts had green color PIA motif without two lines of stars on an all white fin. Super Constellations had green color Pakistan International titles in English on the forward fuselage and in Urdu script on port side and in Bengali script on starboard side of the rear fuselage.

PIA Boeing 707-340C

Boeing 707-340C  (Copyright Boeing)

This photo shows AP-AUN during a pre-delivery test flight. Boeing Company delivered it to PIA on July 23, 1966


PIA Boeing 720-040B

Boeing 720-040B  (Copyright ATDB)

This photo shows AP-ATQ at Paris-Orly International Airport, France, in 1960s



PIA Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation

Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation  (Abbas Ali Collection)

AP-AFS seen at Karachi Airport in 1960s. Note longer nose of AP-AFS in this photo


PIA Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1E

Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 1E  (Abbas Ali Collection)

AP-AUG in 1960s livery. Note on Trident tail PIA logo was without white contrail of stylized aircraft


PIA Douglas DC-3 Dakota

Douglas DC-3 Dakota  (Copyright Capt. Johnny Sadiq)

A PIA Douglas DC-3 Dakota taxiing under the command of Capt. Johnny Sadiq at Skardu Airport. Haramosh (Peak 58) and neighbouring peaks form a dramatic backcloth to the scene


PIA Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation

Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation  (Copyright David Banham)

AP-AJZ photographed by David at London-Heathrow Airport on September 5, 1959. The aircraft is sporting early version of 1960s livery in which PIA logo on bare metal fin was without two lines of stars


PIA Vickers Viscount 815

Vickers Viscount 815  (Abbas Ali Collection)

AP-AJF in 1960s livery with 'Pakistan International' titles in Urdu script on port side


PIA Vickers Viscount 815

Vickers Viscount 815  (Abbas Ali Collection)

AP-AJE in 1960s livery with 'Pakistan International' titles in Bangla script on starboard side


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