PIA’s Christmas Stunt Tops Reddit in a Day

We are all aware of the countless controversies surrounding the PIA or Pakistan International Airlines. But its recent PR blitzkrieg on Christmas became the talk of the town and the internet if Reddit is to be believed.

PIA’s Well-Received Christmas Gesture

This 25th December, PIA started by publishing an advert wishing a Merry Christmas to Pakistan’s Christian community.

The image, posted on Twitter a few days back, appeared in Reddit’s social news section and was praised by several users.

The greeting advert was added into the sub-reddit thread “Adporn”.

The community praised and up-voted the pictorial post and in just a day, the advert topped the thread with 93% up-votes and 614 points so far. The picture was uploaded yesterday (26 Dec, 17).

But that wasn’t the end of good tidings for PIA that day.

PIA Staff Joins in with the Christmas Spirit

Senior Flight Purser, Peter Inayat, dressed up as Santa Claus and distributed gifts to the passengers on a PIA plane. The cabin crew helped and gave away goodies to the passengers along with Peter.

Here is how the national carrier pulled off its Christmas campaign in style:

It is heartening to see that efforts such as these are not only appreciated in Pakistan but the world over as well. PIA truly won the brand wars this Christmas in Pakistan it seems.

  • #RIP PIA

  • Nawaz Rajput

    This was a good gesture by PIA but I would hope our Christian brethren would learn that Christmas even though it is celebrated as the birthday of Nabi Isa Alayhis salam or Jesus but it’s actually a pagan holiday which was celebrated by Romans as the birth day of Sun God, Jesus wasn’t born on 25th of Dec, this can be proven from the Qur’an and the New Testament as he was born in Summers in Bethlehem, Palestine! Even Prophet Jeremiah condemns this pagan practice in the Book of Jeremiah in the Jewish Bible!

  • Muhammad Asim Ayaz

    I appreciate this good gesture of PIA….

  • Adeel

    Well done PIA ?

  • Saad Zaidi

    Good to see PIA celebrate Christmas holidays… Events like this may bring positive image for minorities in Pakistan…

  • Eli Ehsan

    I See santa only.. Where’s the GRINCH?….. :(

  • Danish

    Nice concept (Tree with Planes)

  • Naru-hudo


  • Can anybody help me jolt my memory when the faaaaaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkk did PIA celebrate Eid. Charity beings at home phele apne festivities to celebrate karlo phr dosro ke karna…. Even PIA told this… Phele apna oxygen mask pheno phr dosro ki help karo…

    Zada hero bannay ke zaroorat nhe

    • Someone

      You nailed it.

    • RealPatriot

      Apna tehwar manay se inko is liye maut a rahi hai ke PML-N esp MN-bitch is trying all her hole to prove to west that she will be their rightest ass-et to destroy and defame Islam and Pakistan

  • Muhammad Mohsin Siddiqee

    What a Nonsense Ad

  • Muhammad Areeb

    this is all a publicity stunt by PIA they are not celebrating christmas they are just keeping the christians happy and merry chrismas kehne se koi kaafir nai hota. its just to keep them happy.