Dera Ismail Khan Airport or D. I. Khan Airport is situated 10 km away from the city centre of Dera Ismail Khan, a city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The airport is the only airport, beside Bannu airport, which connects the southern districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with other parts of the country.
Dera Ismail Khan airport was closed following the start of the Afgan-US war in 2001 for unspecified reasons. After a total of six years the airport was decided to reopen after a delegation of the district visited Islamabad. The reopening was stated to cost around Rs4 million, which was spent on repairing the runway and on the renovation and repair of the terminal building. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was the sole operator at the airport, providing feeder services between Peshawar, Zhob, Multan, Lahore and Islamabad using Fokker F-27 aircraft.
Dera Ismail Khan airport is not as large as the other airports in Pakistan, as it caters mainly to the population of Dera Ismail Khan. The airport is only for smaller aircraft such... Read More