Pakistan International Airways - Provincial Tails

In order to highlight the heritage of Pakistan, PIA has painted colors representative of the the four Provinces that make up Pakistan. The four provinces are:

- Frontier: represented by the "Phulkari" (flowering) pattern.
- Punjab: represented by the tile patterns of the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore
- Baluchistan: represented by the patterns form carpets and rugs
- Sindh: represented by the floral Hala tile work pattern

More information can be found on the website of PIA and the comprehensive History of PIA site.

Update: as of early 2010 it seems that PIA is rapidly repainting aircraft to their new revised regular paint scheme.

Baluchistan ProvinceFrontier ProvincePunjab ProvinceSindh Province

Last Update: 8 Sep 2012  

Baluchistan Province

NameRegTypePhotos / Notes

Gwadar
  The New Port City

AP-BGO

A310

(no photos found)

Gwadar
  The New Port City

AP-BHH

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Quetta
  Nature`s Orchard

AP-BCC

737-300

(no photos found)

Quetta
  Nature`s Orchard

AP-BAT

747-200

(no photos found)

Quetta
  Nature`s Orchard

AP-BHX

777-200

Turbat
  Romantic Interludes

AP-BCD

737-300

(no photos found)

Ziarat
  The City of Flowers

AP-BHI

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Ziarat
  The City of Flowers

AP-BFY

747-300

(no photos found)

Ziarat
  The City of Flowers

AP-BGS

A310

(no photos found)

Frontier Province

NameRegTypePhotos / Notes

Chitral
  Mysteries of the Kalash

AP-BHN

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Chitral
  Mysteries of the Kalash

AP-BEH

737-300

(no photos found)

Gilgit
  The Silk Route

AP-BCA

737-300

(no photos found)

Gilgit
  The Silk Route

AP-BHP

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Gilgit
  The Silk Route

AP-BID

777-300

Gilgit
  The Silk Route

AP-BEG

A310

Kaghan
  Mountain Paradise

AP-BGG

747-300

(no photos found)

Nowshera
  Defenders of the Land

AP-BEC

A310

(no photos found)

Peshawar
  Gateway to the East

AP-BEU

A310

(no photos found)

Punjab Province

NameRegTypePhotos / Notes

Bahawalpur
  The Splendour and Majesty

AP-BFT

737-300

(no photos found)

Hasanabdal
  The Gurdwara Glory

AP-BHO

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Islamabad
  The Margalla Magic

AP-BFU

747-300

(no photos found)

Lahore
  Garden of the Mughal

AP-BHW

777-300

Lahore
  Garden of the Mughals

AP-BFW

747-300

(no photos found)

Multan
  City of Saints

AP-BCB

737-300

(no photos found)

Murree
  Songs of the Pines

AP-BGP

A310

Sialkot
  The Diligence of Industry

AP-BGQ

A310

(no photos found)

Taxila
  The Exquisite Ghandhara

AP-BGN

A310

(no photos found)

Sindh Province

NameRegTypePhotos / Notes

Hala
  Shades of Ash and Azure

AP-BHM

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Hyderabad
  City of Perfumes

AP-BDZ

A310

(no photos found)

Karachi
  Green Turtle Waters

AP-BFX

747-300

(no photos found)

Mohenjodara
  Indus Valley Civilization

AP-BGR

A310

Mohenjodaro
  Indus Valley Civilization

AP-BHJ

ATR-42

(no photos found)

Sukkur
  Date Delights by the river

AP-BCF

737-300

(no photos found)

Thar
  Colours of the Desert

AP-BHV

777-300

Thar
  Colours of the Desert

AP-BAK

747-200

(no photos found)

Thatta
  Treasures of the Past

AP-BEB

A310

(no photos found)

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