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Quaid-e-Azam International Airport also commonly known as Jinnah International, is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport. It is located in Karachi, Pakistan and has the IATA Airport Code KHI. It is known as the Jinnah Terminal as well.
As with most countries where the largest city is not the capital, the Government of Pakistan has designated Karachi's airport to be the leading aviation facility in that country, instead of Islamabad International Airport, the airport located at Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, a city much smaller than Karachi.

Quick facts:

Passenger Facilities: Annual Capacity 12,000,000, 60 check-in desks, 12 gates, 12 air bridges, 2 Airport Hotels, Min. Connection Times Intl-Intl: 60mins, Dom-Intl: 180mins, Dom-Dom: 60mins, Post Office, Bank, Bureau de Change, Cash Machine, Restaurants, Cafeterias, Duty Free Shop, Newsagent/Tobacconist, Chemist Shop, Gift Shop, Travel Agent, Tourist Help Desk, Car Rental, Taxi Service/Rank, First Aid, Baby/Parent Room, Disabled Access/Facilities.


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Airlines and destinations

Jinnah West Satellite (Domestic)

* Aero Asia International (Faisalabad, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Sukkur)
* Air Blue (Faisalabad, Gwadar, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta)
* Pakistan International Airlines (Bahawalpur, Dalbandin, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gwadar, Islamabad, Jacobabad, Lahore, Moenjodaro, Multan, Panjgur, Pasni, Peshawar, Quetta, Rahim yar Khan, Sukkur, Turbat)
* Shaheen Air (Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta)

Jinnah East Satellite (International)

* Aero Asia International (Abd Dhabi, Mascat, Dubai)
* Air Arabia (Sharjah)
* Air Blue (Amman,Dubai,Manchester,Ankara)
* Air China (Beijing, Kuwait)
* Biman (Dhaka)
* Cathay Pacific (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hongkong)
* Emirates (Dubai,Tokyo)
* Etihad Airways (Abd Dhabi,Toronto)
* Gulf Air (Bahrain, Mascat,Chicago)
* Iran Air (Tehran-Mehrabad)
* Malaysia Airlines (Kaula Lumpur,Muscat)
* Pakistan International Airlines (Al-Ain, Abd Dhabi, Bahrain, Chicago-O'Hare, Colombo, Dhaka, Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Dammam, Khatmandu, Manchester, Mumbai, New York-JFK, Singapore, Mascat, Masshad, Kuwait, London-Heathrow, Jeddah, Toronto-Pearson)
*Qatar Airways (Doha)
* Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
* Saudi Arabian Airlines (Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh)
* Srilankan Airlines (Colombo, Mumbai)
* Syrian Arab Airlines (Dammacus, Dammam)
* Shaheen Air International (Abd Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait,London Luton,Leeds Bradford,Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield)
* Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Mascat)
* Turkish Airlines (Istanbul)
* Air Canada (London,Toronto)[Starts summer 2007]

Terminal 2 (Cargo)

* Askari Aviation
* Atlas Air
* Cargolux
* Dolphin Air
* FedEx
* Xpress
* Pakistan International Airlines Cargo (operated by MNG Airlines)
* Phoenix Aviation
* TCS Courier
* Royal Cargo
* Shaheen Air International
* Star Air
* Swiss International Airlines World Cargo (operated by MNG Airlines)

Terminal 3 (Charter)

* JS Air (Private) Limited
* Royal Airlines
* Schon Air

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, Lufthansa, Interflug, Tarom, Alitalia, JAT Yugoslavia Airlines, Aeroflot, Philippine Airlines, Nigeria Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, East African Airways, Kenya Airways, Yemenia, Iran Air, Air France, Qantas, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Pan Am, MEA, Swissair, SAS 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. However, in the past couple of years the dwindling numbers of airlines does seem to have stabilised somewhat and whilst there hasn't been a marked increase in the number of airlines flying to Karachi a few have either started or resumed flights e.g. Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. Economic factors may be partly responsible and as the economy of Karachi and subsequently Pakistan expands there may yet be more carriers willing to return to Jinnah International.

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Loving the pictures, Karachi looks like a very nice and diffrent airport.

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