Baggage Allowance for Pakistan International Airlines

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About Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines is the national flag carrier of Pakistan, having Karachi's Jinnah International Airport as its main hub, while Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, and Islamabad International Airport serve as secondary hubs.

The airline was founded on 29 October 1946 as Orient Airways, and was initially based in Calcutta, British India before shifting operations to Pakistan in 1947.

It is considered as the country’s largest airline, operating a fleet of more than 30 aircraft, that serves nearly 100 flights daily to 18 domestic destinations and 25 international destinations across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Pakistan International Airlines Baggage Allowance

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Pakistan International Airlines baggage policy

Checked baggage

  • It is the baggage of which the airline takes sole custody, and for a baggage tag is issued.

  • Hold luggage size must not exceed 157cms.

  • Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry two pieces of hold bags which weight must not exceed 28kgs per piece.

  • Business Class passengers are permitted to travel with two pieces of checked baggage, which weight must not exceed 32kgs for each.

 

Hand baggage

Allowed size and weight of carry-on luggage 

Class 

Domestic 

International

Economy class

115cms max.

7kgs max.

115cms max.

7kgs max.

Executive Economy 

12kgs max.

12kgs max.

Business Class

115cms

7kgs max.

In addition to one small briefcase of 5kgs

115cms 

7kgs max.

In addition to one small briefcase of 5kgs

 

Excess luggage

  • Passengers can purchase additional baggage allowance in advance, until 4 hours before the flight’s departure time, through the website, PIA booking offices and from sales agents worldwide.

  • The minimum limit to purchase is 5kgs, while the maximum limit is defined based on route choice.

  • Excess baggage charges for domestic flights within Pakistan are SAR5.

 

International flights charges:

Flights from Pakistan to

Fees per kg

UK (London / Manchester / Birmingham)

SAR38

Europe (Barcelona / Milan / Paris/ Copenhagen/ Oslo)

SAR38

Saudi Arabia (Jeddah / Medina)

SAR12

China (Beijing)

SAR30

Japan (Tokyo)

SAR30

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

SAR19

Canada (Toronto)

SAR469 (28kgs)

 

Flights from

Fees per kg

UK (London / Manchester / Birmingham)

SAR34

Europe (Barcelona / Milan / Paris)

 (Copenhagen)

 (Oslo)

SAR49

SAR50

SAR41

Saudi Arabia (Jeddah / Medina)

SAR25

China (Beijing)

SAR54

Japan (Tokyo)

SAR69

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

SAR41

Canada (Toronto)

SAR938 (28kgs)

 

*If you would like to travel with additional baggage, you can figure out the charges of your excess luggage through the Excess baggage page.

 

Restricted items

Pakistan International Airlines is always keen on the safety of its passengers and aircraft, therefore travelers are not permitted to carry the following items in their hold or carry-on luggage:

  • Explosives, fireworks and flares.

  • Compressed gases.

  • Flammable liquids.

  • Poisons.

  • Radioactive materials.

  • Corrosive materials.

  • Knives and scissors.

 

*For more details on baggage rules, please visit PIA official baggage guide page.



Disclaimer:

All fares are subject to availability at the time of booking.

FAQs for Pakistan International Airlines

  • Does Pakistan International Airlines allow web check-in?

    Yes, Pakistan International Airlines allows web check-in.

  • Does Pakistan International Airlines provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Pakistan International Airlines offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Pakistan International Airlines service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Pakistan International Airlines is 196.

  • What is the airline code for Pakistan International Airlines?

    The airline code for Pakistan International Airlines is PK.

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