Quetta International Airport is the 4th highest Airport of Pakistan (1605 meters above sea level). It is 2nd largest airport in southern region. It is situated 12km SW of the city spreaded over an area of 35 Acres.
Terminal building consists of Concourse hall, Briefing hall, Domestic and International arrival and two lounges on first story i.e. Domestic and International departure. The aerodrome category for fire fighting is CAT 8, It has annual capacity of 250000 passengers. Average schedule flights were 1332, non schedule flights 247, and total passenger flow was 152698 as per statistics for year 2007.
Karachi-Quetta-Lahore route was established in 1954, before 1958 only a small strip was available, runway was constructed by Human French Company in 1958 and Fokker operation started in 1964. Civil Fokker Apron was constructed in 1968, Boeing operation started in 1972 and International operation started in 1977. Terminal building was constructed in 1982.
New control tower was constructed in 1982-83. Navigational Aids [Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI’S) and Dopler Very High Frequency Omni directional Range (DVOR) were installed in 1984. Main Concourse Hall was inaugurated in 2001.
Details of Existing Gacilities at Quetta Airport
Refueling facilities for aircrafts is provided by SHELL.
Two Lounges for international and domestic passengers, with seating capacity of 162 and 196, respectively and a CIP lounge with a capacity of 23 for departing passengers exist which will become approximately double in the near future. Escalators are also planned for both International and Domestic Departure.
Construction work has been started.
Aircraft parking capacity is available for two aircrafts upto A 300 and three aircrafts upto Fokker at one time.
New Jet taxiway is about to start functioning.
Main operators are PIAC and Airblue. Cargo service is provided by Pakistan International Airlineon a small scale.
Airport Manager: Engr. Maqbool Ahmed Qazi
Phone No. 081-2880212-213