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Pakistan Aviation 

The map above shows all international and domestic airports in Pakistan. Major cities and province capitals have also been marked.

Key airport information may also be found at: World Aero Data Information on Pakistan

 For information on Pakistan airport contact details, please see the following link:

4.2.2 Pakistan Airport Company Contact List

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is responsible for the promotion and regulation of Civil Aviation activities and development of infrastructure for safe, efficient, adequate, economical and properly coordinate air service in Pakistan. The CAA plays an important role in the development of a country’s economy by providing fast and efficient access between different parts of the country as well as different destination around the world. Private participation on this front has been encouraged through concession and incentives for development of airports and airlines to increase the availability of air transport services both domestically and internationally it is important to construct and maintain airports in the country to facilitate economic activity in an increasingly globalized world. The following major new/existing airports are being constructed by CAA currently.

New Benazir Bhutto International Airport (NBBIA) Islamabad

The New Benazir Bhutto International Airport (NBBA) will be a state‐of‐the‐art with modular facilities for both domestic and international passengers and cargo capacity to accommodate the projected demands. The facilities planned include Passenger and Cargo Terminal Buildings, Runway System, Aprons, Taxiways, Airfield Lighting System, Air Traffic Control Tower, NAVAIDs, utilities and infrastructure including roads, car parking facilities, power supply systems, storm water drainage, swage treatment plant, etc. The project is planned to be completed by the end of 2012.

New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA)

In order to encourage development of Gwadar, Govt. of Pakistan has approved construction of a new international airport at Gwadar. The Govt. of Pakistan also approved execution of the project as a PSDP scheme. Sultanate of Oman has also agreed to provide a grant of 17.5 M US$ for this project. The entire project is planned to be completed by December, 2012.

Upgrade of Multan International Airport

The facilities including Terminal Building at Multan International Airport are inadequate. CAA has therefore, planned to upgrade the existing infrastructure at the airport for B747/B777 operations on modern lines to support the 21st century aircraft technology and to meet the operational requirements of next 15-20 years. The  up-gradation has been completed 

Expansion of Peshawar International Airport

Scheme for the up‐gradation and expansion of existing facilities at Peshawar Airport has been prepared by CAA. M/s NESPAK has been appointed as Consultant for Planning, Designing and Supervision of the Project.

(Source: Pakistan Economic Survey, 2010)

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

In this country, the following requirements need to be applied, presented and approved before preposition of foreign registered aircraft:

Non-scheduled flights:

Operators must obtain permission to carry out non-scheduled flights into, from or over the territory of Pakistan, whether or not for the purpose of taking on or discharging passengers, cargo or mail. Application for such permission shall be submitted to the DGCAA (Address mentioned below) in sufficient time to arrive not less than ninety six (96) hours in advance of the intended landing or over flight and obtain his prior approval. The application must include the following information in the order shown here under :

  • Name and address of the operator,
  • Type of aircraft and registration mark,
  • Date and time of arrival at, and departure from Pakistan
  • Place or places of embarkation or disembarkation abroad, as the case may be of passengers and/or freights
  • Purpose of flights and details of passengers and/ or nature of freight
  • Name, address and business of charter
  • Names of crew members
  • ATS route of flight including entry/exit points at Pakistan FIRs with timings
  • Name and address of the agency responsible to make payment of fees and charges.

In addition to this, the following information is also required for processing non-schedule flight permission for submitting application :

PASSENGER/BUSINESS CHARTER FLIGHTS:

  • Details of passengers on board along with Passport # and Nationality, Address & Contact no. of each passenger in Pakistan
  • Aircraft configuration
  • Copy of Air Operator Certificate with validity
  • Confirmation of comprehensive insurance coverage ( Hull, Pax, Crew & Third Party) as per ICAO Montreal Convention 1999)
  • Tentative stay of each passenger in Pakistan and proposed date of departure
  • Details of any cargo on board.

CARGO CHARTER FLIGHTS:

  • Specific details of Cargo on board
  • Aircraft configuration
  • Copy of AOC with validity
  • Confirmation of comprehensive insurance coverage (as above).