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History of PIA - Pakistan International Airlines

PIA hired famous national and international dress designers for designing of uniforms worn by its flight attendants. These designers include famous names like Feroze Cowasji, Pierre Cardin and Sir Hardy Amies

1986-2003

Uniform 1986-2003

1986-2003  (Copyright PIA)

This 1990s official PIA photo shows airline's Air Hostesses Mehmuna Gul Durrani (right) and Farhana Tahir wearing uniform created by well-known Pakistani dress designer Mrs. Nahid Azfar and introduced by the airline in October 1986. The shalwar kameez outfit was in 4 colours. Moss green and old rose for summer and burgundy and PIA green for winter. The winter uniform was worn with a traditional Moghul sleeveless waistcoat with flowery trailing vine pattern in green and maroon on a beige background. Both outfits came with matching dupattas trimmed with a braid. The summer outfits were teamed with striped chiffon dupattas trimmed with green and pink floral patterned braid. The braid was also sewn on the sleeve edges and the side slit of the kameez. The bags and shoes were in burgundy, and for the winter there was a burgundy coloured overcoat. This uniform design was used from 1986 to 2003 


Uniform 1986-2003

1986-2003  (Copyright PIA)

PIA Air Hostess uniform created by well-known Pakistani dress designer Mrs. Nahid Azfar in 1986. The shalwar kameez outfit was in 4 colours. Moss green and old rose for summer and burgundy and PIA green for winter. Old rose colour uniform for summer is seen in this photo. The summer outfit was teamed with striped chiffon dupattas trimmed with green and pink floral patterned braid. The braid was also sewn on the sleeve edges and the side slit of the kameez



Uniform 1986-2003

1986-2003  (Copyright PIA)

PIA Air Hostess uniform created by well-known Pakistani dress designer Mrs. Nahid Azfar in 1986. The shalwar kameez outfit was in 4 colours. Moss green and old rose for summer and burgundy and PIA green for winter. The winter uniform was worn with a traditional Moghul sleeveless waistcoat with flowery trailing vine pattern in green and maroon on a beige background. Both outfits came with matching dupattas trimmed with a braid. The summer outfits were teamed with striped chiffon dupattas trimmed with green and pink floral patterned braid. The braid was also sewn on the sleeve edges and the side slit of the kameez. The bags and shoes were in burgundy, and for the winter there was a burgundy coloured overcoat. This uniform design was used from 1986 to 2003


Uniform 1986-2003

1986-2003  (Copyright PIA)

PIA Air Hostess uniform created by well-known Pakistani dress designer Mrs. Nahid Azfar in 1986. The summer outfits were teamed with striped chiffon dupattas trimmed with green and pink floral patterned braid. The braid was also sewn on the sleeve edges and the side slit of the kameez. The bags and shoes were in burgundy


Uniform 1986-2003

1986-2003  (Copyright PIA)

PIA Air Hostess uniform created by well-known Pakistani dress designer Mrs. Nahid Azfar in 1986. As seen in this photo, the summer outfits were teamed with striped chiffon dupattas trimmed with green and pink floral patterned braid. The braid was also sewn on the sleeve edges and the side slit of the kameez


Uniform 1986-2003

1986-2003  (Copyright PIA)

PIA Air Hostess uniform created by well-known Pakistani dress designer Mrs. Nahid Azfar in 1986


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