Karachi Airport

Flying Over the World through Karachi International Airport

Karachi international airport which is owned by the civil aviation authority of Pakistan is the largest airport of Karachi. The airport is the largest airport in Pakistan for both international and domestic flights. Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and is located in the province of Sindh. Karachi international airport’s IATA name is KHI. The airport’s name is Muhammad Ali Jinnah International airport. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan and the airport has been named after him.

Karachi airport is a hub for many private airlines which include Pakistan International Airlines, Air Indus, Shaheen Air and Air blue airline. Karachi airport is well equipped with overhauling facilities and aircraft engineering. These include the Ispahani hangar for the wide body aircrafts. In the year 2013, Karachi airport was used over 10065565 passengers and around 113345 aircraft movements were made. Jinnah international airport is divided into two concourses and has one main terminal. The two concourses are East Satellite concourse and west satellite concourse. The east satellite concourse is used for international flights while the west satellite concourse is used for serving domestic flights.


There was a huge hangar at Karachi airport during the 1940s. It was built for British airship. Karachi airport was a major base for US army units. Facilities of the airport were expanded during the 1980s when terminal 2 and terminal three were opened. Current infrastructure of Karachi international airport was made in year 1994 through an expansion program. Karachi airport previously was a very busy airport. It was an online station for several big airlines of the world during the 1960s and 1980s. Things for Karachi airport changed during the 90s when many of these big airlines discontinued their services through Karachi airport because of rising fuel expenses, unstable political climate and emergence of the Dubai airport.


The Muhammad Ali Jinnah international airport connects the city of Karachi with 69 cities all around the world. This includes both domestic and international destinations. The airport serves both the passenger flights and cargo flights.  Up to around 45 airlines operate their regular flights to and from the Karachi international airport. Some of the airlines which operate through the Karachi airport are Air Arabia, Air blue, Air China, Air Indus, Air Mauritius, Emirates, Oman Air, PIA, Qatar airways, Oman Air, Shaheen Air, United Airways, UTair Aviation, Srilankan airlines, Thai Airways and many more.

Airlines operating through Karachi international airport for domestic flights include DHL express, Etihad Cargo, Royal Airlines, Star Air Aviation, Turkish Airlines Cargo and many more.


Karachi international airport hasn’t won any awards due to the below average quality of its operations and services. The airport has even been a target of terrorist attacks and would have to improvise a lot in order to be awarded.

Routes and Destinations

Karachi international airport serves to 69 cities in the world. Some of the destinations the airport serves and operates to include Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Islamabad, Lahore, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Kuwait, Muscat, Doha, Tokyo, Toronto, Sialkot, Multan, Turbat, Dhaka, Dammam, Istanbul, Tehran and many others.

How to Check-In?

Karachi airport was established several decades ago. Unfortunately due to Pakistan’s instability of political and economic conditions however, not many developments have been made in the airport. Karachi airport doesn’t provide the passengers the facility to check-in online. The airport doesn’t have a web check-in service or a self-check-in service. Passengers are required to queue at the respective counters of their airlines in order to get them checked in before the flight departure. Duration for check-in is different for different airlines. Some airlines open their check-in for a longer time period than the other airlines. This depends completely on the respective airlines. Passengers should check the terms and conditions of their airline before departure.

Baggage and Allowance

Passengers flying through Karachi airport are required to check the baggage allowance from their respective airline because different airlines have different terms for baggage allowances. In cases where baggage gets mishandled or it doesn’t arrive on the same flight, the passenger will be required to contact Civil Aviation airline services for lost and found baggage. The airport also has a 24 hour facility for the passengers for holding their baggage in cases of transit or emergencies.


The passengers seating will depend on the airline they are travelling through and the class of flights they have opted for. Business class seats and economy class seats are different and passengers should know their seats before boarding.


Booking for the flights can be done by the passengers through airline’s websites or their travel agents. Karachi international airport also has airline offices which could be contacted for booking or to seek any sort of assistance from.


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 Airport Contact Details

Karachi Airport

Karachi 75200,

Tel:+92 (0)21 45791638


 Location Details

Longitude:67° 9' 24'' E
Latitude:24° 54' 20'' N

 Airport Location

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