A brief history of PIA’s in-flight music track

From the time you board the flight till the seatbelt sign comes off , your trip has a soundtrack.

Think about, for a few minutes, that the sonic space taken up by in-flight music acts as a means to create a specific mood, to elicit a specific feeling.

However, in recent times, with debilitating speaker systems and an improvement of smartphones and personal listening devices, this sound no longer creates its path to passengers as they get ready to take to the skies.

As of January 2019, Pakistan International Airways changed its usual “soft” boarding music collection of with a version of Qaseeda Burda Sharif on outbound flights to Jeddah and Madina. This may look like out of place, but it suits well with PIA’s musical track record.

Portion of the essence of in-flight music is to build music that dabbles with notions of transit, setting up people for their journey.

Nonetheless, if this shows that PIA has program corrected and is, once again, tuned into the sensible curation songs for transit, there is trust they may think about updating and modifying other international and domestic soundscapes.

It would be fascinating to notice how PIA would face up to the test of plugging into the Pakistani pulse today.

حرمین رضا

حرمین رضا اردو خبر میں پاکستان میں مقیم مصنف اور سابق ایڈیٹر ہیں۔