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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

PIA is Pakistan's national carrier. They currently offer regular flights throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and a few of stops in North America.

PIA will allow live animals to be transported aboard their flights as long as all conditions for travel are met. They will accept dogs, cats, and pet birds for travel in the cabin of the aircraft. They will also accept cats, dogs, reptiles, and household birds for travel in the hold of the aircraft, as long as valid health certificates and entry permits are presented. Animals and carriers do not count toward your free baggage allowance; excess baggage fees apply to all pet transported on PIA.

CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions: 12in x 18in x 16in (30 x 45 x 40 cm) Maximum dimensions: 35in x 23in x 40in (89 x 58 x 101 cm)
CARRIER WEIGHT 7kg (15 lbs) Will depend on the size and the weight of the animal and the carrier.
CHARGES / FEES Fees will depend on the point of departure and the destination. Fees will depend on the point of departure and the destination.


  • Travelers are reminded that every country has different rules and regulations governing the acceptance and transportation of animals. It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Space for pet travel is limited. Please call before you travel to confirm a space for your pet.
  • Live animals travelling from Saudi Arabia (dogs, monkeys, birds, etc) are only accepted if prior clearance from government agencies in Saudi Arabia is taken.
  • Live animals travelling to the United Kingdom will only be accepted as manifest cargo (unaccompanied baggage) with proper entry permit, health certificate and other required documentation.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

PIA Cargo does offer options if your pet will be travelling unaccompanied. Please contact a service agent for details.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • PIA Customer Care (Canada/USA): 1-800-578-6786
  • PIA website: Click Here
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