Jinnah International Airport

Jinnah International Airport (Urdu: جناح بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا) (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC), formerly Drigh Road Airport or Karachi Civil Airport, is Pakistan's busiest international and domestic airport, and handled 7,267,582 passengers in 2017–2018.[3] Located in Karachi, the largest city and commercial capital of Pakistan and capital of the province of Sindh, it is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Jinnah International Airport

جناح بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorPakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Manager: Afsar Malik[1]
LocationKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Opened1947 (75 years ago) (1947)
Hub for
Elevation AMSL100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates24°54′24″N 67°09′39″E

Location in Karachi
Location of Jinnah International Airport
KHI/OPKC (Pakistan)
KHI/OPKC (South Asia)
KHI/OPKC (Middle East)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07R/25L 3,400 11,155 Concrete
07L/25R 3,200 10,500 Concrete
Statistics (2019-20[2])
Passengers7.57 million
Passenger change 2.80
Aircraft movements58,004 15.51%
Cargo handled125,730 metric tons

The airport is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and serves as a hub for the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), airblue, and many other private airlines. The airport is equipped with aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities including the Ispahani Hangar for wide-body aircraft.[4]

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