Gwadar International Airport

Gwadar International Airport

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Gwadar International Airport

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Gwadar International Airport is a domestic and international airport situated 9 miles (14 km) north of the city centre of Gwadar, in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.

History

The town of Gwadar was purchased by Government of Pakistan from Sultan of Muscat in 1958. Air operations started in 1966. It is given international status when two weekly international flights from Karachi-Gwadar-Muscat were initiated. The terminal building was inaugurated in 1984 and the newly constructed Departure/VIP Lounges were inaugurated in 2008.

It is large airport in Balochistan, Pakistan, as it operates to cater mainly to the population of Gwadar. Pakistan International Airlines is the main airline flying out of the airport, it connects Gwadar to Karachi, Turbat and Muscat. Other airlines in the past flown to Gwadar but these services were suspended later due to poor performance, this included Oman Air, which flew to Muscat using ATR 42 aircraft and Airblue which started twice daily flights to Karachi.

The Government of Pakistan anticipates Gwadar to become a regional economic hub and in preparation for this has issued a directive for the development of The new Gwadar international Airport. For this purpose the CAA has earmarked 3000 acres (12 kmĀ²) of land 26 km northeast of the existing airport. The new airport is expected to cost $250 million. It will be given international status and operate under the open skies policy. In the meantime there are plans to improve...
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