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Islamabad International Airport

(Urdu: اسلام آباد بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈہ)
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Front view of the Islamabad International Airport.
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Pakistan
Operator Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Islamabad-Rawalpindi region
Location Fateh Jang, Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
Opened 1 May 2018
Elevation AMSL 1,761 ft / 537 m
Coordinates 33°32′56.70″N 72°49′32.34″E / 33.5490833°N 72.8256500°E / 33.5490833; 72.8256500
Runway Length Surface
m ft
28L/10R 3,657.6 12,000 Asphalt
Passengers Capacity 15 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.

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