PIA International Luggage and Baggage Allowance 2019-2020

Written by Abdul Hadi
(Last Updated On: 09/01/2019)

Pakistan International Airline is a national carrier of Pakistan. To accommodate its customers, PIA is offering a broad range of baggage services just like package plans of cellular companies so that the customers can select what is better for them. These baggage services are for its Economy, Economy Plus, and Business Plus passengers. Moreover, there are also multiple baggage services for some specific countries as well. This article is being written to assist the PIA passengers in getting information about baggage allowances. This article also contains the name of those items that are restricted to carry with. Article is updated for new rules of 2019.

  • Always call PIA helpline or Ticket Agent to verify your Baggage Allowance
  • Baggage Allowance written ticket is correct.

Saudi Arabia Baggage Allowance :

Class of TravelFree Baggage AllowanceExcess Baggage charges per KG
Economy40 KGSAR 40
Executive Economy50 KGSAR 40
Class of TravelFree Baggage AllowanceExcess Baggage charges per KG
Economy30 KGPKR 600
Executive Economy40 KGPKR 600


Class of TravelFree Baggage AllowanceExcess Baggage charges per KG
Economy35 KGPKR 600
Executive Economy40 KGPKR 600

Baggage Allowance From UK to Pak:

RouteEconomy ClassBusiness ClassExcess Baggage charges per KG
Adult/ Child/ Infant with Seat:
UK to Pakistan
45 KG55 KGGBP 10/- per kg
(Infant)Without seat:
UK to Pakistan
10 KG10 KGGBP 10/- per kg
Adult/ Child/ Infant with Seat
UK to Points (Other than Pakistan)
40 KG50 kgGBP 10/- per kg
(Infant)Without seat
UK to Points (Other than Pakistan)
10 KG10 KGGBP 10/- per kg
Adult/ Child
Ex-UK to USA
2 Pieces of 23 Kg (50 lbs.) each2 Piece of 28 Kg (62 lbs.) eachGBP 100/ additional piece of 23 Kg (50 lbs.)
(Infant)Without seat
1 Piece of 10 Kg (22 lbs.) each1 Piece of 28 Kg (62 lbs.) eachGBP 100/ additional piece of 23 Kg (50 lbs.)
Hand Carry
(either direction)
7 KG7 KG

Baggage Allowance for UAE:

RouteEconomy ClassBusiness Class
From Dubai/Sharjah to Pakistan30 KG40 KG
From Pakistan to Dubai/Sharjah30 KG40 KG


From Abu Dhabi to Pakistan30 KG40 KG
From Pakistan to Abu Dhabi30 KG40 KG


PIA’s Baggage Allowance Ex/To Canada

Pax TypeOriginating FromApplicable forCHECKED BAGGAGEHANDY CARRY
ADT/CHD/INF(with seat)YYZ-PAK/KHIOutbound & Inbound02PCS of 28KG each02PCS of 32KG each1PC of 7KG1PC of 7KG
INF (without seat)YYZ-PAK/KHIOutbound & Inbound01PC of 28KG each01PC of 32KG eachNILNIL
The total dimension of each baggage piece must not exceed 62”, i.e. Baggage Length (in inches) + Width (in inches) + Height (in inches) should not be more than 62”.
*Excess Baggage Charges are USD 110 per piece* of max 28KGS.
  • The free baggage allowance will be two pieces of 28 KGS each for Economy Cabin and 32 KGS for Business Cabin(For USA and Canada Only).
  • Excess Baggage Charges from the USA to PAK is 110.00 USD per piece.

AA – Pure Domestic / Local PAk Free baggage allowance 2019

Free Baggage Allowance on all domestic sectors will be:

Economy :One Piece, maximum of 20 Kg, per domestic passenger
Economy Plus:One Piece, maximum of 25 Kg, per domestic passenger
Business Plus:Two Pieces per domestic passenger with total weight of two pieces not exceeding 30 Kg

Excess Baggage will be per piece instead of per kg and additional piece up to 28 Kg will be charged a flat rate of PKR 3000+CED(central excise duty) regardless of the sector.

Hand Carry Baggage Rules

Weight & Dimension of  Allowed in Cabin

1Economy Class07 KG MAX Hand Carry Baggage

(38L, 22W & 55H)115 cms

Hand Carry Baggage  07KG MAX

(38L, 22W & 55H) 115 cms


2Economy Plus07 KG MAX Hand Carry Baggage

(38L, 22W & 55H) 115 cms


Hand Carry Baggage  07KG MAX

(38L, 22W & 55H) 115 cms


3Business Class12 KG MAX Hand Carry Baggage

01pc 07 KG

(38L, 22W & 55H)115 cms

& One small Brief Case 05 KG

Hand Carry Baggage  12 KG MAX

01pc 07 KG

(38L, 22W & 55H)115 cms

& One small Brief Case 05 KG

BB – Ex-Pakistan International Free baggage allowance & Conditions

JourneyFree Baggage Allowance (FBA)
Originating KSA40 KG45 KG
Originating UAE32kg (One Pieces)
Originating GULFKWI, DOH & BAH32kg (One Pieces)
MCT32kg (One Pieces)

BB – Ex-Regional Free baggage allowance & Conditions (DEL, BOM, DAC, KBL, KTM to Pakistan and Rest of the world )

FromClass of TravelExcess Baggage Rates per Kg
Originating Ex-BOM-KHI30KG40KGUSD 5/-
Originating Ex-BOM-PAK30KG40KGUSD10/-
Originating Ex-DEL to KHI/PAK30KG40KGUSD10/-
Originating Ex-DEL to LHE30KG40KGUSD 5/-
Originating Ex-KBL30KG40KGUSD 5/-
Originating Ex-DAC30KG40KGUSD10/-
Originating Ex-KTM30KG40KGUSD 10/-
EX-BOM/DAC/DEL/KBL/KTM to North America23KG x 2 PC28KG x 2 PCUSD 150/Additional Piece of 23 KG or 28KG According to Cabin
* Regional Includes (DEL, BOM,DAC,KBL,KTM,CMB)

CC – Ex-FAREAST Free baggage allowance & Conditions (BJS, TYO, KUL, HKG, BKK to Pakistan and Rest of the world )

MYR 75/-JPY3500/-JPY 2000/-HKD100/-THB 475/-

FromClass of TravelExcess Baggage Charges per KG
Originating Ex-BJS40KG50KGCNY 175/-
Originating Ex-KUL40KG50KG
Originating Ex-TYO40KG50KG
Originating Ex-TYO to PEK40KG50KG
Originating Ex-HKG35KG45KG
Originating Ex-BKK35KG45KG
Originating Ex-TYO for Infant10kg10kgJPY3500/-
Originating Ex-TYO to PEK for Infant10kg10kgJPY2000/-
EX-BJS, TYO, KUL, HKG, BKK to North America23KG x 2 PC28KG x 2 PCUSD 150/Additional Piece of 23 KG or 28KG According to Cabin
* Fareast includes BJS, TYO, KUL, HKG, BKK

Code-Share Flights: A codeshare flight is a commercial flight which is operated by one airline, but marketed by others. Free baggage allowance will be issued in accordance to the allowances of operating carrier.

Operating CarriersEconomyBusinessFirst Class
PK as operating Carrier
30 KGs40 KGs—-
Other Airlines as operating carriers
CZ ( China Southern Airline)20 KGs30 KGs40 KGs
VV (Aerosvit Airlines)20 KGs30 KGs——-
TG (Thai Airways)20 KGs30 KGs40 KGs
TK (Turkish Airlines)20 KGs30 KGs——–


Baggage Rules and Restrictions

  • Explosives, munitions, fireworks, and flares
  • Security-type cases/boxes incorporating goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnics
  • Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable, or poisonous) such as butane, propane, aqualung cylinders, lighter fuels, or refills
  • Oxidizing substances such as bleaching powder and peroxides
  • Flammable liquids such as paints and adhesives
  • Flammable solids such as safety matches and articles which are easily ignited
  • Disabling devices such as mace or pepper sprays, with irritant properties
  • Poisons such as arsenic, cyanides, or insecticides
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Corrosive materials such as mercury (which may be contained in thermometers or blood pressure gauges,) acids, alkalis, and wet cell batteries
  • Any other substances which, during a flight, present a danger not covered above, such as magnetized, offensive, or irritating materials.
  • Lighters (butane, absorbed fuel, electric, battery-powered, and novelty lighters) are not to be carried in the carry-on and checked baggage. This ruling by The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) applies to all passengers arriving into or departing from the United States of America.
  • Knives (including hunting knives, swords, and pocket knives)
  • Scissors and any other sharp/bladed objects (e.g. ice-pick, nail clippers) considered illegal by local law.

About the author

Abdul Hadi

Author is a C.A and professional blogger who has been writing since ten years. He specializes on various topics including Business, Technology, News, and local reviews. Abdul graduated from Skans School of accountancy in 2014. He like to produce useful guides for local readers. He also writes for different newspapers and blogs. You can reach him on Facebook


  • travelling from heathrow to islamabad. alloance is 45kg, can i have two bags of 22kg each?

  • .sir lost my luggage ph287 isb to doha may up to 25 days already report lost luggage .
    already manger of pia he still no response .i want claim .. how is other way

  • I’m traveling from doha to pew on 14th nov. My bag weighed 34 kg, am I allowed to travel with this luguage?

  • Sir I have i think maybe is my baggage wight is 50 kg can I carry with me in PIA AIR line?
    And if I want to increase how much price per kg i mean i need this all bag, all bag is important
    If flight fix 30 kg suitcase and 7kg hand carry then?
    I don’t have same I have 50 kg then what should I will do how much cost per kg

  • Hi
    Let me know next friday i have flight dubai to ISB pakistan i have kids car that i allowed that size total 82″ let me know please .
    Urgent reply

  • I am travelling from Dubai to Islamabad through PIA and having two baggages of 15 Kg each. Can i carry these both with total weight of 30 kg? Please advise me.

  • I am looking for excess baggage rate from Jeddah to Lahore.
    Hajis coming back after Hajj having excess weight of gifts / Zamzam & Dates.
    whats the weight slab & rate per Kg.

  • Dear Sir kindly let me know that my granddaughter /my daughter/and my wife are traveling to Karachi from Dubai they have one kid s car but size is 40″*12″*20″ and weight is 15kg can we take please let me know thanks

  • originally I got my seat booked for Toronto with PIA flight from Karachi to Toronto via Lahore on 13-3-2018.
    Now that flight has been rescheduled by PIA and Flight from Karachi to Lahore PK-302 is a domestic flight and second part of flight is a connecting international flight from Lahore to Toronto PK-789.
    In changed scenario I have some questions.
    1- what will my baggage allowance on domestic flight ? one piece of 20 Kg as for normal domestic flight or I will be allowed two pieces of 28 Kg as allowed for Canada flights.
    If I am treated as domestic passenger how much I will have to pay for my single bag exceeding 20 kg and for the second bag.
    2- My baggage for onward connecting flight will be booked in Karachi or I will have to collect it in Lahore and again stand in line ?
    3- Boarding card for both flights will be issued in Karachi or I will have to line up in Lahore.
    4- My immigration process will be carried out in Karachi or in Lahore.
    5- How far away is the international lounge from domestic arrival lounge. Or there will be a short cut in between.
    I will be thankful if I get replies to know how much PIA can facilitate me after rescheduling of my original flight, in time to make my mind.

  • I m travelling From Riyadh to Sialkot by mid of February 2018 Insha ALLAH & wish to know what is latest baggage allowance on PIA ??

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