Just posting some interesting achievements and recognitions of our National Airlines.
# First airline from an Asian country to fly the Super Constellation.
# First Asian airline to operate a jet aircraft.
# First Asian airline to be granted maintenance approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Air Registration Board, predecessor of the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
# First non-communist airline to fly to the People's Republic of China, and operate a service between Asia and Europe via Moscow.
# First airline in Asia to induct the new technology Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
# First airline in the world to operate scheduled helicopter services.
# First airline to show in-flight movies on international routes.
# The first airline in South Asia to introduce auto-ticketing facility.
# The first airline in the world to fly to Tashkent, capital of the newly independent state of Uzbekistan.
# First airline in the world to start Air Safari with jet aircraft.
# First Asian airline to start flights to Oslo, the capital city of Norway.
# First airline in the world to induct the Boeing 777-200LR, the world's longest range commercial airliner.
# First airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range Variant).
# Pakistan International Airlines Flight Services Department was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification award during May 2006.
# First airline in Pakistan to operate a flight with an all female crew at command and in the cabin.
# First airline in the world to operate the Boeing 777-200ER, 777-200LR and 777-300ER altogether - all the three variants available on the market at the time.
# PIA Flight Kitchens in Karachi were awarded the HACCP Certification.
# PIA was given three awards in 2008: The "Brands of the Year" Award, "Consumers Choice Award" and "One The Best Airlines Award (Cargo)"
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