Karachi International Airport Quaid e Azam International Airport Pakistan. Karachi
International Airport or Quaid-e-Azam International Airport (IATA:
KHI) is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport.
It is located in Karachi, Pakistan, and is also commonly
known as the Jinnah Terminal. The airport is named after
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, who was also
known as Quaid-e-Azam ("Great Leader").
The airport provides primary hub for the flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Airblue as well as many other private airlines. The airport is equipped with aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities including the Ispahani Hangar for wide-body aircrafts.
Karachi was once a much busier airport. Between the 1960s and 1980s it was an online station of several major airlines of the world including British Airways, Interflug, Tarom, Alitalia, JAT Yugoslavia Airlines, Aeroflot, Philippine Airlines, Nigeria Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, East African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air France, Qantas, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Pan Am, MEA, Swissair, SAS, Lufthansa, and Kuwait Airways . However, due to the emergence of Dubai's airport on the World map, increased usage of longer haul aircraft and the poor political climate of Karachi during 1990s, several airlines discontinued their service to the airport.
Majesty of Karachi Airport
In fiscal year 2004-2005, over 5.6 million passengers used
Jinnah International Airport. 49,283 aircraft movements were
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In Karachi, the CIP Lounge can be used by all first and business class passengers on all outbound flights. Only passengers who have been pre-issued an airline card from the check-in desk can enter the lounge. Other passengers who wish to use the lounge may do so upon payment of a charge of USD 6.00. The lounge features light savoury snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, satellite TV, audio entertainment, newspapers, magazines, telephones, fax facilities, wireless Internet, and mobile charging points. There are also two McDonalds kiosks located on-site at the airport. There are a number of banks that passengers can use at the airport including Askari Bank Ltd, Citibank, Habib Bank Ltd, MCB Bank Ltd, Royal Bank of Scotland [formerly ABN AMRO], and United Bank Ltd; which offer ATMs, foreign exchange facilities, travellers' cheque encashment, and personal banking.