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Islamabad International Airport
(Urdu: اسلام آباد بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈہ)
Front view of the Islamabad International Airport.
|Owner||Government of Pakistan|
|Operator||Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority|
|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|
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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