Jinnah International Airport facts for kids
|Jinnah International Airport
Quaid-e-Azam International Airport
Karachi International Airport
|IATA: KHI – ICAO: OPKC|
|Owner/Operator||Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||100 ft / 30 m|
Jinnah International Airport previously Quaid-e-Azam International Airport (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC) is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport. It is located in Karachi, in Sindh, and is also commonly known as the Jinnah Terminal.
- On 7 April 1929, Karachi airport became the first airport in British India to be used for a commercial flight, when an aircraft landed with mail going to Bombay.
- On 19 August 1980, Saudia Flight 163 flew from Karachi to Riyadh for its first leg. When the aircraft started its second leg to Jeddah, a fire ignited. The plane landed and everyone died.
- A Pan Am Boeing 747 named the Clipper Empress of the Seas, called Pan Am Flight 73, was hijacked on 5 September 1986. Twenty people were killed when the airplane was hijacked on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan.
- 22 May 2020, Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303
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