List of airports in Pakistan

Airports, Military Airbases and Seaports of Pakistan

This page lists the civil airports, some joint with 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; currently under construction, it will be able to handle 42 aircraft at a time. Other international airports are located in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Gwadar, Multan, D.G.Khan, Peshawar, Quetta, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, Turbat, as well as Rawalpindi (serving Islamabad).

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.


Aerial view of Pakistan's current largest airport Jinnah international airport in Karachi
Sheikh Rashid Terminal, Bahawalpur Airport

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

City ICAO IATA Airport Name Usage Coordinates
Civil Airports
Bahawalpur OPBW BHV Bahawalpur Airport Public 32°58′19″N 070°31′29″E / 32.97194°N 70.52472°E / 32.97194; 70.52472 (Bannu Airport)
Chashma OP19 Chashma Airport Public 32°25′28″N 071°27′30″E / 32.42444°N 71.45833°E / 32.42444; 71.45833 (Chashma Airport)
Chilas OPCL CHB Chilas Airport Public 35°25′37″N 074°05′06″E / 35.42694°N 74.08500°E / 35.42694; 74.08500 (Chilas Airport)
Chitral OPCH CJL Chitral Airport Public 35°53′11″N 071°48′02″E / 35.88639°N 71.80056°E / 35.88639; 71.80056 (Chitral Airport)
Dalbandin OPDB DBA Dalbandin Airport Public 28°52′30″N 064°24′16″E / 28.87500°N 64.40444°E / 28.87500; 64.40444 (Dalbandin Airport)
Dera Ghazi Khan OPDG DEA Dera Ghazi Khan International Airport Public 29°57′39″N 070°29′09″E / 29.96083°N 70.48583°E / 29.96083; 70.48583 (Dera Ghazi Khan Airport)
Dera Ismail Khan OPDI DSK Dera Ismail Khan Airport Public 31°54′33″N 070°53′47″E / 31.90917°N 70.89639°E / 31.90917; 70.89639 (Dera Ismail Airport)
Faisalabad OPFA LYP Faisalabad International Airport Public 31°21′55″N 072°59′44″E / 31.36528°N 72.99556°E / 31.36528; 72.99556 (Faisalabad International Airport)
Gilgit OPGT GIL Gilgit Airport Public 35°55′08″N 074°20′01″E / 35.91889°N 74.33361°E / 35.91889; 74.33361 (Gilgit Airport)
Gujrat OPGJ GJT Gujrat Airport Public non-commercial 32°37′44″N 74°03′59″E / 32.62889°N 74.06639°E / 32.62889; 74.06639 (Gujrat Airport)
Gwadar OPGD GWD Gwadar International Airport Public 25°13′59″N 062°19′46″E / 25.23306°N 62.32944°E / 25.23306; 62.32944 (Gwadar International Airport)
Hyderabad OPKD HDD Hyderabad Airport Public 25°19′06″N 068°22′00″E / 25.31833°N 68.36667°E / 25.31833; 68.36667 (Hyderabad Airport)
Islamabad OPRN ISB Benazir Bhutto International Airport Public 33°36′59″N 073°05′57″E / 33.61639°N 73.09917°E / 33.61639; 73.09917 (Islamabad International Airport)
Islamabad OPRN ISB Gandhara International Airport (under construction) Public 33°33′27″N 72°50′54″E / 33.55750°N 72.84833°E / 33.55750; 72.84833 (New Islamabad International Airport)
Islamkot Islamkot International Airport (under construction) Public
Jacobabad OPJA JAG Jacobabad Airport / Jacobabad Airbase Public / Military 28°17′03″N 068°26′59″E / 28.28417°N 68.44972°E / 28.28417; 68.44972 (Jacobabad Airport/Airbase)
Jiwani OPJI JIW Jiwani Airport Public 25°04′04″N 061°48′19″E / 25.06778°N 61.80528°E / 25.06778; 61.80528 (Jiwani Airport)
Kadanwari KCF Kadanwari Airport Private 27°12′23″N 069°09′23″E / 27.20639°N 69.15639°E / 27.20639; 69.15639 (Sawan Airport)
Karachi OPKC KHI Karachi Jinnah International Airport Public 24°54′24″N 067°09′39″E / 24.90667°N 67.16083°E / 24.90667; 67.16083 (Jinnah International Airport (Karachi))
Khuzdar OPKH KDD Khuzdar Airport Public 27°47′40″N 066°38′25″E / 27.79444°N 66.64028°E / 27.79444; 66.64028 (Khuzdar Airport)
Lahore OPLA LHE Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport Public 31°31′17″N 074°24′09″E / 31.52139°N 74.40250°E / 31.52139; 74.40250 (Allama Iqbal International Airport (Lahore))
Lahore OPLH Walton Airport Public 31°29′41″N 074°20′46″E / 31.49472°N 74.34611°E / 31.49472; 74.34611 (Walton Airport (Lahore))
Mangla OPMA XJM Mangla Airport Public / Military 33°03′00″N 073°38′18″E / 33.05000°N 73.63833°E / 33.05000; 73.63833 (Mangla Airport)
Larkana OPMJ MJD Moenjodaro Airport Public 27°20′07″N 068°08′35″E / 27.33528°N 68.14306°E / 27.33528; 68.14306 (Moenjodaro Airport)
Multan OPMT MUX Multan International Airport Public 30°12′12″N 071°25′09″E / 30.20333°N 71.41917°E / 30.20333; 71.41917 (Multan International Airport)
Muzaffarabad OPMF MFG Muzaffarabad Airport Public 34°20′21″N 073°30′31″E / 34.33917°N 73.50861°E / 34.33917; 73.50861 (Muzaffarabad Airport)
Nawabshah OPNH WNS Nawabshah Airport Public 26°13′10″N 068°23′24″E / 26.21944°N 68.39000°E / 26.21944; 68.39000 (Nawabshah Airport)
Ormara OPOR ORW Ormara Airport Public 25°16′29″N 064°35′10″E / 25.27472°N 64.58611°E / 25.27472; 64.58611 (Ormara Airport)
Panjgur OPPG PJG Panjgur Airport Public 26°57′17″N 064°07′57″E / 26.95472°N 64.13250°E / 26.95472; 64.13250 (Panjgur Airport)
Parachinar OPPC PAJ Parachinar Airport Public 33°54′10″N 070°04′17″E / 33.90278°N 70.07139°E / 33.90278; 70.07139 (Parachinar Airport)
Pasni City OPPI PSI Pasni Airport Public / Military 25°17′26″N 063°20′43″E / 25.29056°N 63.34528°E / 25.29056; 63.34528 (Pasni Airport)
Peshawar OPPS PEW Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport Public 33°59′38″N 071°30′53″E / 33.99389°N 71.51472°E / 33.99389; 71.51472 (Bacha Khan International Airport)
Quetta OPQT UET Quetta International Airport Public 30°15′05″N 066°56′16″E / 30.25139°N 66.93778°E / 30.25139; 66.93778 (Quetta International Airport)
Rahim Yar Khan OPRK RYK Shaikh Zayed International Airport Public 28°23′02″N 070°16′47″E / 28.38389°N 70.27972°E / 28.38389; 70.27972 (Shaikh Zayed International Airport (Rahim Yar Khan))
Rawalakot OPRT RAZ Rawalakot Airport Public 33°50′59″N 073°47′54″E / 33.84972°N 73.79833°E / 33.84972; 73.79833 (Rawalakot Airport)
Sialkot OPST SKT Sialkot International Airport Public 32°32′08″N 074°21′50″E / 32.53556°N 74.36389°E / 32.53556; 74.36389 (Sialkot International Airport)
Sawan Gas Field OPSW RZS Sawan Airport Private 26°57′34″N 068°52′26″E / 26.95944°N 68.87389°E / 26.95944; 68.87389 (Sawan Airport)
Saidu Sharif OPSS SDT Saidu Sharif Airport Public 34°48′48″N 072°21′10″E / 34.81333°N 72.35278°E / 34.81333; 72.35278 (Saidu Sharif Airport)
Sehwan Sharif OPSN SYW Sehwan Sharif Airport Public 26°28′23″N 067°43′02″E / 26.47306°N 67.71722°E / 26.47306; 67.71722 (Sehwan Sharif Airport)
Sibi OPSB SBQ Sibi Airport Public 29°34′28″N 067°50′35″E / 29.57444°N 67.84306°E / 29.57444; 67.84306 (Sibi Airport)
Sindhri OPMP MPD Sindhri Airport Public 25°40′58″N 069°04′22″E / 25.68278°N 69.07278°E / 25.68278; 69.07278 (Sindhri Airport)
Skardu OPSD KDU Skardu Airport Public / Military 35°20′08″N 075°32′10″E / 35.33556°N 75.53611°E / 35.33556; 75.53611 (Skardu Airport)
Sui OPSU SUL Sui Airport Public 28°38′43″N 069°10′37″E / 28.64528°N 69.17694°E / 28.64528; 69.17694 (Sui Airport)
Sukkur OPSK SKZ Sukkur Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport Public 27°43′19″N 068°47′30″E / 27.72194°N 68.79167°E / 27.72194; 68.79167 (Sukkur Airport)
Tarbela Dam OPTA TLB Tarbela Dam Airport Public 33°59′10″N 072°36′41″E / 33.98611°N 72.61139°E / 33.98611; 72.61139 (Tarbela Dam Airport)
Turbat OPTU TUK Turbat International Airport Public 25°59′11″N 063°01′49″E / 25.98639°N 63.03028°E / 25.98639; 63.03028 (Turbat Airport)
Zhob OPZB PZH Zhob Airport Public 31°21′30″N 069°27′49″E / 31.35833°N 69.46361°E / 31.35833; 69.46361 (Zhob Airport)
Military Airbases
Jacobabad OPJA JAG Jacobabad Airbase Military
Jhelum Gurha Salim Airport Military 32°52′44″N 73°36′16″E / 32.87889°N 73.60444°E / 32.87889; 73.60444
Kamra, Attock 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 2015. 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 48,837 14,572,514[3] 254,196 2,758.05
Benazir Bhutto International Airport - Islamabad 35,273 4,441,426 50,803 461.86
Allama Iqbal International Airport - Lahore 29,901 4,604,509 79,949 250.86
Faisalabad International Airport - Faisalabad 5,894 718,308 103 0.32
Multan International Airport - Multan 22,113 395,188 414 0.97
Bacha Khan International Airport - Peshawar 9,356 1,255,303 7,711 8.36
Quetta International Airport - Quetta 3,453 385,457 656 8.18
Gwadar International Airport - Gwadar 426 8,508 5 0.08

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


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