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Milestone for PIAV

On January 6th Pakistan virtual, Chief Financial Officer Mateen Anjum (PIA202), flew his 600 hours with PIAV on Domestic & International Flights. Mateen joined airline on November 11th 2009 and has been a trusted and dedicated member of PIAV. He was promoted as a CFO on January 2009. Congratulations Mateen.


On January 25th Director of Flight Operations Uzair Ansari announced that PIAV has filed its 500th PIREP. This adds up to 825 hours of real flying time. Keeping in mind that the records only date back to year October of 2009 when only Virtual Airline based on Pakistani Flightsim started. This number is truly impressive. Keep up the good work.

Vacancy Pakistan Virtual Headquarter Karachi is looking for a new Hub Manager. This was issued on January 25th 2009 by Omais Chandio Managing Director of Pakistan virtual. For more Information and contact details take a look at the carrier sections in the PIAV website.


In this 1st issue of PIAV magazine we will venture out of the regular PIAV operations. Reporter Uzair Ansari takes us for a closer look behind the operations of PIAV. We fly across the Atlantic and visit Kennedy & Toronto (KJFK & CYYZ), one of the largest North American Airports and one of the countries more underestimated destinations. We also take a closer look at PIAV most trusted workhorses, the Boeing 777’s You will again have the opportunity to look at our passenger entertainment system and the new releases for this month. As always, we would like to encourage all writers, spotters and reporters out there to send us their material to Enjoy The Blue Skies, Shariq Shaikh President & CEO

Aircraft for a new Millennium It’s a rainy day in Lahore. The crew is tired but still fully aware of their responsibilities and most of all, still friendly. It is the end of a three day tour up and down in the northern Europe. Between two and four flights a day, to and from major cities; this Lahore based crew has one of the toughest jobs in the Skies. So what makes this special, one might ask? Their workplace is one of the most reliable, comfortable and modern aircraft in service. Well beyond its time, the Boeing family launched a new Civil aviations. The first ever fly-by-wire system in service earned the American company worldwide recognition, and its success brought Boeing in just a few years head to head with market leader Airbus. Since then, the two companies continue to fight for leading position on the manufacturing market. The project 777 was first launched in June 12th 1994. The first aircraft of that type was delivered on 1995. In its 15 years of service more than 1,116 aircraft were sold, making it the second best –selling jet liner in the world. The 777 was developed to replace the most popular domestic aircraft Boeing 767 and later became the direct competition for the Airbus A330 Fleet. The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and is commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven". The aircraft has seating for over 300 passengers and has a range from 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,372 km) depending on model. Its distinguishing features include the largest diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section, and blade-shaped tail cone.

ON THE OTHER WING If you’re reading this, the first edition of PIAV magazine has issued forth from concept to live presence. PIAV CEO & President Shariq Shaikh began pushing for this project so many months ago that country virtual airlines have started up and countless others have perished during the gestation. Think about what that means when organizational life cycles are shorter than high school careers. It’s the “vision thing”, as one Pakistani President put it before some of you were born. Those of you who visit the forums and attend online events already realize that the Pakistan Virtual Airlines can boast of rosters that are much more than feel good lists of pilots from many backgrounds, ages, and whatever other diverse demographics one may wish to measure. What we have here is an impressive array of talent, experience and taste of Pakistani Culture operating in every single continent. Omais Chandio & Uzair Ansari are two such pilots who have demonstrated special skills in presenting exceptional revenue. Omais has complied a number of excellent offers & media and Uzair Ansari has applied his exquisite eye for composition in a number of screen shots and arrangements. Many of you have already sampled their significant contributions. We at PIAV trust you will fully enjoy their collaborative efforts in the production of that Magazine. Weather you’re in the air, chilling at the lounge, or catching up during a break in the action at your real job, pop a top on your beverage of choice, adjust your seat to an appropriate position, and take in the view. If you look out over one wing you’ll see today’s news headlines. Learn what you must digest as you should. But on the other wing….. Enjoy!

Away from the bustle of people, and the lost luggage is a different kind of air travel. There isn’t any traffic or long

security checks lines, and forget about those complimentary in-flight peanuts and boiled eggs. There can be full meals in thick leather chairs and drive-up service. It’s the small planes, filled to the brim with luxury. To most in the world this form of travel doesn’t exist, but for the ones that know, it’s the only way to fly….

Congressmen, Senators, Businessmen and the occasional tourist, at some point they all end up here, at Islamabad International Airport the third largest airport in Pakistan, it is located in Rawalpindi, Punjab, It was previously known Islamabad International Airport but was renamed after assassinated PM Benazir Bhutto by PM Yusuf Raza Gillani on Friday, 21 June 2008 Benazir Bhutto International Airport is a civil and military airport which handles VIPs as well as public scheduled operations many airlines, Foreign diplomats, high government officials as well as military officials are welcomed at this airport. The Rawal Lounge has been designated for use of high profile personalities Although Benazir Bhutto International Airport is one of the PIAV’s younger hubs it has proven to be one of the most successful ones. Hub director Omais Chandio and his staff are working hard to keep it that way of course, to keep the active pilots who are stationed at OPRN happy and busy.

A few months ago PIAV introduced their brand new passenger service product. With more comfort in all classes and a brand new video-on-demand system for all passengers on Domestic & International Flights our customers can now enjoy more choice and easier access to latest feature films, TV and music programs FEATURES SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning master piece “Slumdog Millionaire” brilliantly brought Bollywood and Hollywood closer together. Join a great cast in a magnificent setting Runtime: 2:00


MARLEY & ME A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Join Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in this truly funny and romantic comedy. More than just “A Man and His Dog” film. Runtime: 2:00

ACTION FEATURES BOLT The canine star of a fictional Scifi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. With Milley Cyrus and John Travolta this is Disney’s true family entertainment Runtime: 1:36

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL A remake of the 1951 classic Sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visits Earth. Enjoy this action-packed adventure starring Keanu Reeves Jennifer Connely and athy Bates. Runtime: 1:43

FILMS TWILGIHT A Teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. After huge success of Stephanie Meyer’s book, this is the first of four teen movies. A huge success and a film for the entire family. Runtime: 2:02

EARTH The story of three animal families and their amazing journey across the planet we all call home. The film combines rare action unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of out planets wildest and most elusive creatures. Runtime: 1:30

YES A guy challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year. See multi-talent Jim Carrey in his latest work. Runtime: 1:42

THE SOLOIST Journalist Steve Lopez discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. Runtime: 1:57

Speaking of time: it is time for some tea. My lovely cabin crew supplied me with a nice hot cup of blueberry muffin to go with it. Not a substitute for biryani but of course you cannot expect that on a flight. Yeah! Karachi ATC is online and a bit of non PIAV traffic going into Lahore area, just got interesting. After seven hour and forty minute’s flight time I started my descent via the MELOM 2A arrival getting closer to that Biryani dinner with every mile. After a nice approach passing Karachi I Touched down on runway 25L and taxied to the ramp where a Boeing Parade of PIAV pilots already waited. Once again, a great event and a nice flight. Now, where the hell is my Biryani?

SHARIQ SHAIKH – President & CEO Shariq Shaikh founder of Pakistan Virtual airlines in October 2009. He born in Pakistan, His expertise & experience in virtual & real world aviation have allowed him to hold Pakistan Virtual on top Airlines.

UZAIR ANSARI – Director Flight Ops. Uzair Ansari was one of the first members to join Pakistan Virtual. He born in Pakistan, his great patriotic will to PIAC will lead him to gain that staff position.

OMAIS CHANDIO – Managing Director Omais Chandio joined Pakistan Virtual in October 2009. He born in Karachi, his great effort to make Pakistan Virtual on one of the top airlines allowed him to obtain a MD position & execute the office of Managing Director.

MATEEN ANJUM – CHIEF FIANACIAL OFFICER. Mateen Anjum joined Pakistan Virtual in the end of November, he also born in Lahore Pakistan. His ultimate effort & great flying skills lead him to become a fleet officer and he obtained the staff position of Chief Financial Officer.


Whether you are travelling within Pakistan or around the world, PIA’s in-flight dining menu is sure to tantalize your taste-buds. Enjoy the best of what Pakistan has to offer, as well as a delectable selection of international cuisine.


Celebrate your love of music with PIAV's large and diverse selection. Tune into over a dozen channels depending on your mood and interests. Relax with Nice & Easy, or groove to the latest Chart Toppers. Swing to the sounds of Jazz Streams or sing along with Ghazals & Geets. We've also got a great mix of PIAV Pop Songs and Instrumentals, New Age, Timeless Classical, Semi Classical, Broadway Bound, Country & Western, Qavvali, Hamd & Naat, and Quranic Verses, and lots of great audio content for kids, with PIA Children's Time.


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