Pakistan hasThree international airports,
Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
PIA (Pakistan International Airline)
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operates
flights from several international destination
including major European capitals and from
North America. For contact information of
PIA's office near to you,
click here. There are several other
international airlines that fly to Pakistan
and may be more convenient depending on
your itinerary. You can find international
airline listing at airlines listing, airlines
of the world and chose your destination.
The sixth of May , 1993 would be remembered
in the history of Pakistan Aviation as a
land-mark . It was a day when a private
Airline entered the nation's skies with
the commitment to serve the traveling public.
Our home-base ,Quaid-e-Azam International
Airport - Karachi and Dubai's Intentional
Airport are amongst the International modern
airports of the world , and serves as our
gateway to Asia and beyond.
Aero Asia, a subsidiary of "Tabani
group of Companies" which is an established
commercial entity by itself, started its
operation from Karachi. Managed by a skeletal
team, from two flights a per day operation
back in 1993, the airline has cruised high
to become Pakistan's largest private airline
with almost 404 domestic and international
flights per month, catering to a rapidly
expanding route network and flying the largest
fleet of aircraft among all the private
airlines operating in the country.
If you are planning to go to Northern areas,
Islamabad is your starting point. PIA, British
Airways and few other airlines fly directly
to Islamabad. Lot more airlines operate
out of Karachi which may offer you better
fare alternatives. From Karachi you can
take a two hour domestic flight to Islamabad.
See Air Travel within Pakistan for how to
get to Islamabad.
When purchasing tickets, look around for
cheapest fares. Travel agents that specialize
in travel to India and Pakistan will offer
you best options. These travel agents have
worked out special arrangements with airlines
to provide cheap fares. In addition, they
will usually cut from their commission to
get your business. Getting tickets from
these travel agents can save you up to 30%
on your fare as compared to buying from
airline or a travel agent dealing with mostly
domestic travel in your country. Indian
and Pakistani grocery stores usually have
newspapers for expatriates living in your
area which will have advertisements of such
There are several sites on Internet that
offer cheap fares to destinations all over
the world. However, these tickets may have
many restrictions especially on travel dates.
If you are also planning to travel to India
or Nepal, you can buy a ticket with a stopover
in Karachi or Islamabad. PIA has three weekly
direct flights between Pakistan and Khatmandu.
Added cost of this stop over is usually