ISLAMABAD - Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has finalised up-gradation of its website for giving a better online experience to users and to provide them ease of online reservations including multiple sectors.

Initially, for few weeks, the new website will be uploaded on trial basis. A link to the new website has been added on the existing homepage, and after getting customer feedback, and fixing any teething problems, the new website will be formally launched.

PIA has planned to offer preferred rates on bookings done through the website, which will allow passengers to make reservations up to 360 days in advance. In the first quarter of 2017, PIA also plans to start online check-in facility and allowing buying extra baggage through website.

PIA CEO Bernd Hildenbrand regarded this as a milestone in the PIA's effort towards improving its online sales and said that this new website is also a major step towards improving the brand image of the national flag carrier.

On the other hand, the PIA spokesman said that the airline is planning to launch new uniform for cabin crew from January 1, 2017.

The process of distribution of new uniform is underway and shall be completed during next three weeks. So far 235 crew members at Karachi have been issued new uniforms. This process takes time as scores of crew members are on flights at the same time.