Jinnah International Airport (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC)
is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport. Located in Karachi, the
largest city and capital of the Sindh province, it is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah,
the founder of Pakistan.
The airport provides a hub for the flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines
(PIA), Air Indus, Shaheen Air, airblue and many other private airlines. The airport
is equipped with aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities including for wide
body as well as narrow body aircraft. In 2014, over 19 Million passengers ((9.46
% growth) used Jinnah International Airport (more than 52,000 passengers per day)
and 129,645 aircraft movements (4.5% growth) were registered.
Jinnah international airport is also a hub of Air Cargo handling to & from Karachi,
in 2014, approximately 2.3% of growth of Cargo recorded, i,e. 1,69,124 M. tons of
Cargo Handled from Jinnah Int’l Airport.
Jinnah International Airport has a capacity of handling more than 12 million passengers
annually. Jinnah International Airport Karachi has always been the largest aviation
facility as well as the hub of aviation in Pakistan. It is also the primary hub
of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). All other Pakistani airlines also use
Jinnah International Airport as their main hub. These include airblue and Shaheen
Air, as well as several charter carriers. The building is linked via connecting
corridors to two satellites, each having a provision of eight Passenger-Boarding
Bridges. The eastern satellite is devoted exclusively to handling international
operations. The western satellite is used for domestic operations, as well as some
international operations. This is achieved through a flexible arrangement of gates
there are 29 Domestic & 50 International Counters plus 4 exclusive counters for
CIP and PIA business Plus, as well as a Fast-Track check-In facilities for International
Jinnah Internal Airport offers multi-dimensional facilities to its Passengers and
visitors, it has various restaurants, Duty-free shops, Mosque, several outlets of
shopping facilities, book shops, various foods, beverage and snack counters and
free On-Call doctor, mobile recharging points and Wi-Fi / internet kiosk etc. as
well as various mode of transportation (cabs, bus services) for the comfort of our
valuable passengers & visitors.
The airport also have the state-of-the-art CIP Lounge, State Lounge can be used
by all first and business class passengers on all outbound flights. The airport
also introduced some dedicated ultramodern lounges managed by Barclays, UBL, in
the international terminal of the airport, recently M/s. Zong (one of Pakistani
mobile network operator) also introduced their Lounge in the domestic (West) Satellite.
There are a number of bank kiosks and ATMs that passengers can use at the airport.