Islamabad International Airport

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Islamabad International Airport

(Urdu: اسلام آباد بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈہ‎)
New Islamabad International Airport front view.jpg
Front view of the Islamabad International Airport.
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Pakistan
OperatorPakistan Civil Aviation Authority[1]
ServesIslamabad-Rawalpindi region
LocationFateh Jang, Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
Opened1 May 2018[2]
Elevation AMSL1,761 ft / 537 m
Coordinates33°32′56.70″N 72°49′32.34″E / 33.5490833°N 72.8256500°E / 33.5490833; 72.8256500Coordinates: 33°32′56.70″N 72°49′32.34″E / 33.5490833°N 72.8256500°E / 33.5490833; 72.8256500
Location in Islamabad
Direction Length Surface
m ft
28L/10R 3,657.6 12,000 Asphalt
Passengers Capacity15 million (first phase) 25 million (planned)

Islamabad International Airport is the main international airport serving the Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. It is Pakistan's largest airport, after Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and is built 20 km away from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi near the Kashmir Highway and Motorway Interchange.

The airport commenced full operations on 3 May 2018, replacing the defunct Benazir Bhutto International Airport which now forms part of the Pakistan Air Force Base Nur Khan.

References[change | change source]

  1. "PCAA - Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority".
  2. "First pictures: New Islamabad airport opens, to handle up to 25m flyers a year". 1 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.