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Virtual PIA holds First ever Pakistan Fly In

Virtual Pakistan International Airlines (VPIA), Pakistan’s only VATSIM certified virtual airline, has held the first ever Pakistan fly in, on April 3rd. The event organised by VPIA was supported on an official scale by VATAsia, VATME, VATIndia and a number of virtual airlines, including MEA Virtual, Arabian Virtual Airlines, Cathay Pacific Virtual, Singapore Virtual Airlines, Air India Virtual and Indian Airlines Virtual.

The organizer of the event, Ahmed Ahsen, on behalf of VPIA thanked all participants of this first fly in held in history – more than 65 flights were handled by two excellent controllers, Kamal Bhatti at Karachi and Sheheryar Ansari at Lahore, making this fly in one of the largest ever in the Middle East and South Asia region. After the official recognition of VPIA as a partner by vatsim, traffic in the region has increased by 500% in the month of March alone, a positive indicator of the coming times. Continue reading

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VPIA recieves VATSIM recognition as online partner

VPIA is extremely proud to announce the full recognition as a partner virtual airline by VATSIM.  After a long existence on the web, and associations and partnerships with some of the most well known websites and organizations, including simulation’s number 1 resource, avsim.com and flightsim.com, in addition to 14 others, as well as real world aviation related websites, including historyofpia.com, Pakistaniaviation.com, airliners.net and myaviation.net, the hard work put in by our dedicated members has enabled us to become the first virtual airline from Pakistan to be a fully certified VATSIM partner.

The Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network is the world’s largest community of flight sim pilots and virtual air traffic controller’s who fly or control traffic online. Continue reading

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Virtual Pakistan International Airlines Inks Deal for Lease of New Aircraft

Virtual Pakistan International Airlines (VPIA) have successfully completed negotiations for the lease of a Boeing 737-900ER. Registration details not available as yet.

The aircraft is currently in Frankfurt undergoing ‘D’ checks and maintenance, before being handed over to VPIA. The previous operator is unknown, though it is strongly rumored to be KLM VA.

The aircraft is rumored to be painted in a special livery with F1 markings in support of the Italian F1 team, Manardi. The Aircraft is expected to be delivered to VPIA within the coming weeks to feature in our F1 Season Schedules. Continue reading

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