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List of airports in Pakistan


List of airports in Pakistan

Airports, Military Airbases and Seaports of Pakistan

This page lists the civil airports, military airbases and small airports in Pakistan. There are an estimated 139 airfields in Pakistan.[1] The largest airport in Pakistan is Gandhara International Airport, Islamabad, which can handle 42 aircraft at a time,it is currently under construction. In addition, the international airports at Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and another international airport at Rawalpindi near Islamabad it serves the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad these are also major civil airports handling the majority of domestic and international civil aviation traffic in Pakistan.

All civil airports in Pakistan are operated by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, with the exception of Sialkot International Airport, which is the first private airport in Pakistan and South Asia open to domestic and international civil aviation.It serves specific area and they have their own surcharges. It is owned and operated by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry. All military airbases in Pakistan are operated by the Pakistan Air Force, with the exception of Dhamial Army Aviation Airbase in Rawalpindi and Tarbela Army Aviation Airbase, which are operated by the Pakistan Army.


  • List 1
  • Major traffic flows by airport 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Aerial view of Pakistan's current largest airport Jinnah international airport in Karachi until opening of Gandhara International Airport in Islamabad.
Sheikh Rashid Terminal, Bahawalpur Airport

ICAO location identifiers are linked to each airport's Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), where available.

Airport names shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled service on commercial airlines.

City ICAO IATA Airport Name Usage Coordinates
Civil Airports
Abbottabad OPAB AAW Abbottabad Airport Public
Bahawalpur OPBW BHV Bahawalpur Airport Public
Bannu OPBN BNP Bannu Airport Public
Chashma OP19 Chashma Airport Public
Chilas OPCL CHB Chilas Airport Public
Chitral OPCH CJL Chitral Airport Public
Dalbandin OPDB DBA Dalbandin Airport Public
Dera Ghazi Khan OPDG DEA Dera Ghazi Khan International Airport Public
Dera Ismail Khan OPDI DSK Dera Ismail Khan Airport Public
Faisalabad OPFA LYP Faisalabad International Airport Public
Gilgit OPGT GIL Gilgit Airport Public
Gujrat OPGJ GJT Gujrat Airport Public non-commercial
Gwadar OPGD GWD Gwadar International Airport Public
Hyderabad OPKD HDD Hyderabad Airport Public
Islamabad OPRN ISB Benazir Bhutto International Airport Public
Islamabad Gnadhara International Airport (under construction) Public
Islamkot Islamkot International Airport (under construction) Public
Jacobabad OPJA JAG Jacobabad Airport / Jacobabad Airbase Public / Military
Jiwani OPJI JIW Jiwani Airport Public
Kadanwari KCF Kadanwari Airport Private
Karachi OPKC KHI Karachi Jinnah International Airport Public
Khuzdar OPKH KDD Khuzdar Airport Public
Lahore OPLA LHE Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport Public
Lahore OPLH Walton Airport Public
Mangla OPMA XJM Mangla Airport Public / Military
Larkana OPMJ MJD Moenjodaro Airport, Larkana Public
Multan OPMT MUX Multan International Airport Public
Muzaffarabad OPMF MFG Muzaffarabad Airport Public
Nawabshah OPNH WNS Nawabshah Airport Public
Ormara OPOR ORW Ormara Airport Public
Panjgur OPPG PJG Panjgur Airport Public
Parachinar OPPC PAJ Parachinar Airport Public
Pasni City OPPI PSI Pasni Airport Public / Military
Peshawar OPPS PEW Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport Public
Quetta OPQT UET Quetta International Airport Public
Rahim Yar Khan OPRK RYK Shaikh Zayed International Airport Public
Rawalakot OPRT RAZ Rawalakot Airport Public
Sialkot OPST SKT Sialkot International Airport Public
Sawan Gas Field OPSW RZS Sawan Airport Private
Saidu Sharif OPSS SDT Saidu Sharif Airport Public
Sehwan Sharif OPSN SYW Sehwan Sharif Airport Public
Sibi OPSB SBQ Sibi Airport Public
Sindhri OPMP MPD Sindhri Airport Public
Skardu OPSD KDU Skardu Airport Public / Military
Sui OPSU SUL Sui Airport Public
Sukkur OPSK SKZ Sukkur Airport Public
Tarbela Dam OPTA TLB Tarbela Dam Airport Public
Turbat OPTU TUK Turbat International Airport Public
Zhob OPZB PZH Zhob Airport Public
Military Airbases
Chandhar,Hafizabad OP1Y Chandhar Airbase,Hafizabad Military
Jacobabad OPJA JAG Jacobabad Airbase Military
Jhelum Gurha Salim Airport Military
Kamra OPMS Minhas Airbase Military
Karachi OPSF Faisal Airbase Military
Karachi OPMR Masroor Airbase Military
Kohat OPKT OHT Kohat Airbase Military
Mianwali OPMI MWD Mianwali Airbase Military
Murid Murid Airbase Military
Peshawar Peshawar Airbase Military
Rawalpindi OPRN PAF Base Nur Khan
Rawalpindi OPQS Dhamial Army Airbase Military
Quetta Samungli Airbase Military
Gujranwala Rahwali Army Airfield Military
Risalpur OPRS Risalpur Airbase Military
Sargodha OPSR SGI Mushaf Airbase Military
Shorkot OPRQ Rafiqui Airbase Military
Sialkot OPST Sialkot Cantonment Airport Military

Major traffic flows by airport

The following table provides details of the major traffic flows (by airport) in Pakistan in terms of passenger numbers, aircraft movements, cargo as well as mail during the year 2007. The results were collected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan.[2]
Airport Aircraft movements (Number) Passengers (Intl & Domestic) Cargo handled (M. Tons) Mail handled (M. Tons)
Jinnah International Airport - Karachi 52,990 6,081,448 169,124 2,953.13
Benazir Bhutto International Airport - Islamabad 48,110 3,035,966 53,950 579.67
Allama Iqbal International Airport - Lahore 39,634 3,091,590 74,664 1,683.79
Bacha Khan International Airport - Peshawar 13,234 890,942 10,537 47.98
Quetta International Airport - Quetta 2,736 284,829 1,513 32.42
Multan International Airport - Multan 19,379 240,573 1,273 49.52
Gwadar International Airport - Gwadar 1,507 29,379 63 1.15
Faisalabad International Airport - Faisalabad 2,832 189,339 971 30.70

See also


  1. ^ World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. "Field Listing - Airports". Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  2. ^ Statistical Information of CAA Pakistan CAA Pakistan, assessed 08-03-2009


  • "ICAO Location Indicators by State" ( 
  • "UN Location Codes: Pakistan] [includes IATA codes".  
  • Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
  • List of aerodromes & heliports in Pakistan, with links extracts of AIP Pakistan 6th edition (1999-12-26)

External links

  • Lists of airports in Pakistan:
    • Great Circle Mapper
    • Aircraft Charter World
    • The Airport Guide
    • World Aero Data
    • A-Z World Airports
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