A Brief Explanation About Allama Iqbal International Airport

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  • History
    Post independence
    At the time of the Independence of Pakistan, Walton Airport was the main airport of Lahore. When Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) acquired its first Boeing 720 Walton was unable to handle the load of a jet aircraft. The Government of Pakistan decided to build a brand new airport, which opened in 1962. The airport had a specifically built runway and apron to handle aircraft up to the Boeing 747. This allowed Lahore to open its gates to the world. PIA initiated direct flights to Dubai and London via Karachi.


    Separate domestic & international departure lounges. (Capacity 1,200 passengers each).
    Separate men's and women's prayer rooms in both domestic & international lounges.
    One business class lounge (international departures).
    PTCL & Card-operated telephones (PCOs) are available within the lounges.
    Several duty-free shops including food and drink counters.
    Free internet Wi-Fi access.
    The Elbow Room (Coffee & Bakery snacks)
    Traditional Pakistani Sweets counters

    Two parallel runways one concrete the other asphalt.
    Runway 36R/18L: 3,310 meters long, 46 meters wide. Max capacity: Boeing 747.
    Runway 36L/18R: 2,900 meters long, 46 meters wide. Max capacity: Airbus A300.
    Parallel taxi way for rapid entry/exit.
    Instrument Landing System Category-II. ILS CAT-III on RWY 36R.
    Airport Services
    Pakistan State Oil provide fuel services to all airlines flying out of the airport. (Jet A-100)
    Fire fighting and Rescue Services. Category: 9
    FIDS systems located in the lounges and briefing concourses showing television programmes and flight information.
    Airport Mosque located outside the airport left hand side of the terminal building.
    CAA Porter services and Metro cab services are available.
    Custom and Immigration for international flights.
    Cargo and luggage wrapping services.
    Passenger assistance services (upon request).
    ATMs provided by MCB and Habib Bank Limited. The MCB ATM is linked to MasterCard; the Habib Bank is linked to VISA. Both are linked to China UnionPay and to the domestic 1LINK and MNET switches.
    Nirala Sweets and Dunkin Donuts counters located landside of terminal