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Old April 10th, 2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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FAISALABAD | Faisalabad International Airport | Infrastructure | U/C

Faisalabad International Airport (IATA: LYP, ICAO: OPFA) is situated on Jhang Road, 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) away from the city centre of Faisalabad, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It cater mainly to the population of Faisalabad, Jaranwala, Jhang, Chiniot, Gojra, Dijkot, Khurrianwala, Sangla Hill, Toba Tek Singh, Rabwah, Sargodha, Bhawana, Chak Jhumra, Khichian, Jahangir Klan and Lalian.

EARLY HISTORY
The airport traces into origins not too far into the past. The founder of the city decided that Faisalabad had a strategic position within the British empire. In 1942, the local government gave permission for the construction of a bricked strip measuring 5000' by 100'. Various regional aircraft used the strip for a short time however as technology progressed the airstrip became quite out-dated.

POST INDEPENDENCE
The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) began domestic operations in 1958 operating various flights from Karachi to expand on exports and imports from the city. It was not until 1965, the bricked airstrip was re-built to meet standards at that time. The surface was built using bitumen and the length of the runway increased to 9000' by 100' to allow the airport to handle larger jet fuelled aircraft. During 1966–1967 the construction of an airport terminal and an apron to handle prop aircraft such as the Fokker f-27 friendship was constructed.

In 1972 a new parallel runway with dimensions 9000 feet by 100 feet was constructed west of the existing runway, since the existing runway had deteriorated quite significantly. The new runway was designed to handle even larger aircraft such as the boeing 737. In 1974 a jet apron, taxiway-b, air traffic control building and met offices were constructed. A premium lounge and ils were installed in 1985. In 1986 the terminal building was extended to accommodate greater number of passengers and meet future growth in air travel for the city. In 1991, the old runway was widened, strengthened and extended reaching dimensions of 9270' by 150' with surface bitumen to accommodate airbus aircraft such as airbus 310s. In 1993, cip lounge was constructed and terminal building was extended to accommodate greater travel growth. In 1998, direct hajj operations were started from the airport annually, allowing more flights and traffic growth for the airport.

UPGRADE & EXPANSION PLANS
Due to more flights and greater estimates of passenger growth of the airport. Faisalabad international airport is expected to be re-developed to meet the to meet the growth patterns for the next decade.

The airport was inspected by Shujaat Azeem, Aviation Advisor to the Prime Minister as well as the Director General of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority on the 9th April 2015. It was disclosed that the airport will be upgraded to international standards of the IATA/ICAO. The plans are for the following:

* Extension of the current passenger terminal
* Construction of a new cargo complex
* Extension & upgrading of the current runway to handle larger aircraft
* Renovation of the aircraft stands (apron)
* Renovation of the arrivals/departure/business class lounges.
* Renovation of the airport approach road (including lighting)


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Upgrades: Faisalabad Airport to go international soon

FAISALABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem said on Thursday that the Faisalabad Airport should be upgraded within 90 days in order to enable direct international flights to and from the city.

He was talking to National Assembly Member Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) president Rizwan Ashraf during a visit to Faisalabad Airport. Azeem said the prime minister had asked him to visit Faisalabad on Khan’s request.

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“The prime minister agrees that Faisalabad Airport should be upgraded and international flights should be accommodated,” he said.
Azeem visited various sections of the airport and said that the arrival, departure and VIP lounges, cargo areas and other sections would be upgraded to international standards.

He said instructions in this regard had been issued to the relevant authorities.

Afzal said upgrading Faisalabad Airport was imperative for facilitating travellers to the city. He said Faisalabad was an industrial hub of the province.

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“A new airport will attract foreign investment to the city,” he said.
He said the government wanted to make access to major economic zones of the country easier so that development could be expedited.

FCCI President Ashraf said Qatar Airways had announced to start a Faisalabad - Doha flight from July 17, 2015. He said that initially, the airline would offer three flights a week.

He added that Fly Dubai, Etihad Airline and Emirates had also made arrangements to start direct international flights from Faisalabad.

He said civil aviation authorities were consulting stakeholders in this regard. Standing Committee on Aviation chairman Mian Javed Iqbal was also present.

He said it was necessary to upgrade airports as part of the government’s bid to revamp Pakistan International Airlines.

“Airports and airlines go hand in hand,” he said. “A good airline will not matter if it is not accessible.”

Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/867374/u...national-soon/
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SATELLITE VIEW OF FAISALABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE FAISALABAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/fcci.com.pk...72073096407957

FAISALABAD. Shujaat Azeem, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation has directed up gradation of Faisalabad Airport within 90 days paving way to start direct international flights from this airport. He was talking to Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, MNA and Engr. Rizwan Ashraf, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) during his visit to Faisalabad Airport here today.

Shujaat Azeem said that on the personal request of Rana Afzal, worthy Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed me to visit and facilitate the system to accommodate international flights from this Airport. He visited various sections of the airport, terminal building, runway, apron and directed that arrival, departure VIP lounge, cargo and other sections would be upgraded in accordance to the international standards. In this regard, instructions have already been issued to the concerned quarters.

Rana Afzal emphasized that up gradation of Faisalabad Airport is imperative to facilitate the air travelers from this region in addition to attracting foreign buyers from different countries. He thanked the PM for taking pain to deputing Shujaat Azeem to streamline the affairs of the Faisalabad Airport.

President FCCI Engr. Rizwan Ashraf told that Qatar Airways has announced to start Faisalabad-Doha flights from July 17, 2015. Initially three flights per week will be started and its numbers could be increased on demand. He further said that Fly Dubai, Ittehad and Emirates Airlines are also making arrangements to start direct international flights from this city. He said that Civil Aviation in consultation with all concerned stake-holders should take appropriate measures for the expansion of runway and the up gradation of airport lounge. He assured that business community of Faisalabad will extend full cooperation for the expansion and up gradation of Faisalabad Airport.

Mian Javed Iqbal, Chairman Standing Committee on Aviation and Mushtaq Chaudhry also appreciated the efforts for the up gradation of the airport and said that CAA should take stakeholders into confidence on the issues relating to the expansion and up gradation of the airport.


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DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CAA & SHUJAAT AZEEM ARRIVE FOR LYP INSPECTION/UPGRADE PLANS




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09 APRIL 2015: PAKISTAN CAA & SHUJAAT AZEEM INSPECTION

Present on the occasion
* Anwar Zia (LYP Airport Manager)
* Nazir Ahmed Awan (Cheif Security Officer ASF)
* Muhammad Shahid Javaid (Senior Deputy Director Finance)
* Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan (Member of Parliament, MNA)
* Engineer Rizwan Ashraf (President of the FCCI)


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THE PRESENTATION & REVIEW OF PLANS




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INSPECTION OF CARGO COMPLEX


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INSPECTION OF BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE


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INSPECTION OF RUNWAY & GENERAL AVIATION APRON

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make it like multan or even bigger and better please
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make it like multan or even bigger and better please
I believe the aim is to extend and rennovate current terminal only at the moment.
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TENDER NOTICE

Grant of licence for installation maintenance & operation of automated car parking system on bot basis at Faisalabad Airport.

Link: http://124.29.236.151/format3/240.pdf
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TENDER NOTICE

Tender notice for grant of licence for running of canteen & two cold drink counters at Faisalabad Airport.

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