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History of PIA - Pakistan International Airlines

This livery was unveiled with the induction of 747-300s in 1999. In this livery all-white fuselage was combined with enlarged green Pakistan titles and light green PIA initials in stylized Urdu script on forward fuselage. White PIA initials highlighted an all green tailfin which had a white leading edge. This livery design was applied on a very limited number of PIA aircraft. Only few months later this livery design was dis-continued and most of the aircraft painted in this livery were re-painted in 1990s livery. Boeing 747-300s continued sporting this livery design.

This livery was introduced on some of the aircraft with traditional Pakistani floral patterns, known as 'Pashmina' and 'Kashikari', painted in light green color over a dark green background of tail fin with white PIA initials, however, this floral patterns fin livery was replaced by the standard PIA fin livery a few months later. Some 747-300s were also seen with small Pakistan titles when this livery was first introduced in 1999.

PIA Boeing 747-367

Boeing 747-367  (Copyright W.R. Brydon)

Bill took this beautiful photo of AP-BFX at Manchester Airport in 1999


PIA Boeing 747-367

Boeing 747-367  (Copyright W.R. Brydon)

AP-BFX with large Pakistan titles. Bill took this photo at Manchester Airport in 2004



PIA Boeing 747-367

Boeing 747-367  (Copyright W.R. Brydon)

Bill took this beautiful photo of AP-BFU at Manchester Airport in 1999


PIA Airbus A310-308

Airbus A310-308  (Copyright Kok Chwee Sim)

This photo taken by Sim shows AP-BEB landing at Singapore's Changi Airport


PIA Boeing 747-367

Boeing 747-367  (Copyright W.R. Brydon)

AP-BFX with small Pakistan titles. Bill took this photo at Manchester Airport in 1999


PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Abbas Ali Collection)

PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200 (AP-BDR)


PIA Boeing 747-240B (SCD)

Boeing 747-240B (SCD)  (Copyright Juan Rodriguez)

Juan took this high speed action photo of AP-BAK at London-Heathrow Airport in August of 1999


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