Allama Iqbal International Airport
|Allama Iqbal International Airport
علامہ اقبال بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا
|IATA: LHE – ICAO: OPLA|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan|
|Hub for||Pakistan International Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||698 ft / 213 m|
Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore is the second-largest civil airport in Pakistan, serving the capital of Punjab province. It has both international and domestic air traffic. It was first called the Lahore International Airport, but it was renamed in 2003 for Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal. He was the Islamic poet-philosopher who was a major supporter for the creation of the state of Pakistan. The airport can has parking for 20 aircraft, and the airport terminal can handle up to five million passengers a year.
- "A-Z World Airports Online - Pakistan airports - Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE/OPLA)". azworldairports.com. 2011. http://www.azworldairports.com/airports/a2265lhe.cfm. Retrieved 10 October 2011.