Islamabad International Airport (currently known as Benazir Bhutto International Airport) is the third-largest airport in Pakistan, serving the capital Islamabad and its twin city Rawalpindi in the province of Punjab. Previously known as the Islamabad International Airport, it was renamed after the late Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gillani on Friday, 21 June 2008.The airport is actually located outside of Islamabad, in the area of Chaklala Rawalpindi. Being the main airport for the Pakistani capital it often hosts officials and citizens from other nations. The airfield is shared with the transport and liaison squadrons of the Pakistan Air Force, which refers to it as PAF Base Chaklala.
Due to the ever-growing requirement for better services and facilities available for passengers, The Government of Pakistan is constructing a new airport in Islamabad.
New Islamabad Airport
The New Islamabad International Airport (to be named Gandhara International Airport after completion) is a 3,600-acre (15 km2) international airport that is being built to serve the capital city of Islamabad, nearby city of Rawalpindi other areas around the capital of Pakistan. This airport will replace the existing one located in Rawalpindi. This new airport is located in Fateh Jang, which is 30 km south-west of the city. Construction of the airport began in April 2007, after a decade long postponement. It is expected to be completed and operational by 2012-2013. It will then take all the commercial flights that are currently operating out of the Islamabad International Airport.
The airport serves as a hub for the flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines. It is also the hub of Shaheen Air International and a focus city of Airblue.
Guidance of Arrivals and departures of flights can be taken from
- International Departures
- Domestic Departures
- International Arrivals
- Domestic Arrivals
- Weekly Flight Schedule