Everything you need to know about New Islamabad Airport – Full Details


New Islamabad Airport Opened to Friday – Location, Area, Capacity and Facilities

New Islamabad Airport is ready to facilitate the Public. The airport is serving both cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The operation will start on 20th April 2018. The delayed inauguration ceremony is expected on 1st May 2018.

New Islamabad Airport is ready to facilitate the public soon. The airport is built to replace the old airport while improving the capacity, features, facilities and other greater areas. Here is the complete information regarding New Islamabad Airport. The airport is the biggest airport o Pakistan, ready to facilitate the National and international passengers at greater capacity as before.


To increase the turnover of the existing Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Airport, the idea of extending the airport facilities idea was purposed in 2002 by Pervez Musharraf. The CCA asked the British team to design the new architecture of the airport. They decided to extended land, capacities of passengers, facilities, commercial areas and other additional facilities. The airport is capable of handling fuel farm, fire, crash, rescue facility, and complex traffic control system. It is decided to make this airport Pakistan’s second biggest airport acting as the busiest airport.

New Islamabad Airport 2

New Islamabad Airport Passenger Capacity:

The capacity of New Islamabad airport is currently15 Million Passengers per years in the first phase. This time, the new airport is ready to serve 25 Million passengers per years.

Reserved Land for the Airport:

The land for New Islamabad International is 2833 acres is reserved for making the third runway. The building of airport has been constructed on 180,000 m2 and build on the modular terminal. A momentous portion is reserved for commercial purpose which is expected to generate greater revenue.

Location of the airport:

The airport is located in just a few kilometers away from the Islamabad city located in the Attock district area. This airport is based on M1/M2 motorways. This project is facilitating both the Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities.

Additional Facilities:

The airport is equipped with more facilities as the previous phase. The airport contains 15 gates with 10 remote gates and 5 other gates, shops, a 4-star hotel and four courts. It is equipped with 42 Immigration counters to better facilitate the passengers.

Operational Date:

The airport will be available for operation from 20th April 2018, Friday. However, the inauguration ceremony is not expected on this month. Some construction work is still pending

Inauguration Ceremony:

The inauguration ceremony is postponed for some time due to some constructional and technical issues. The new date for inauguration ceremony is expected on 1st May 2018. There are some reasons for delaying the ceremony such as:

  • Non-completion of some blocks for Airport security force
  • Fuel gas unavailability
  • Unavailable of cleanliness facilities
  • ASF Basecamp construction is incomplete
  • Potable water supply issues
  • Kitchen for Pakistan International Airline
  • Arrival areas are not yet ready
  • Electronic equipment does not have valid resources yet

Related Articles | Top 5 Famous Food Places in Islamabad | GoGreen and Askari Airline to be Launched Soon in Pakistan

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments