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Jinnah International Airport

Quaid-e-Azam International Airport
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Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Karachi, Sindh
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 24°54′24″N, 067°09′39″E
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07R/25L 3,400 11,155 Concrete
07L/25R 3,200 10,500 Concrete

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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