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Gilgit Airport

The Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan lies at the extreme north of the country. An area of approximately 72,496 square km Gilgit is the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan where it borders lies with xingiang province of china; Distt. Chitral lies to its west. Kalam, Kohistan and Kaghan Valleys to the South. Towards east the occupied territories of Ladakh and Kashmir.

The three great mountain ranges converge at Gilgit near Alam Bridge i.e Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukhash. The great famous peaks of the world situated in Gilgit Baltistan are K2, Nanga-Parbat, and Rakaposhi etc.

Gilgit-Baltistan has population of approximately 1.4 millions and literacy rate is 33% (male 40% female 25%). Gilgit-Baltistan has its own judiciary system which comprises of Supreme Appellate Court equivalent to Supreme Court and Chief Court equivalent to High Court. After independence airfield was built in Sonikote (Gilgit Airport). Total area at that time was 657 kanals. The people of the area took part in the construction of landing ground voluntarily and work was completed in 1949. The runway was carpeted in 1958.

The Construction work of New Terminal Building & Re-Location of Car Parking has been completed on 30th July, 2012 and inaugurated by Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 6th December, 2013. The new terminal building has the following facilities:-

 Departure Lounge Capacity 118 Seats
 Ladies Lounge 32 Seats
 CIP Lounge 40 Seats
 Arrival Lounge Capacity 28 Seats
 Concourse Hall 24 Seats
 Briefing Counter Hall 08 Seats
 Briefing Counter with Conveyor Belt 04 Nos.
 Endless Conveyor Belt in Briefing Hall 01 No.
 Endless Conveyor Belt in Arrival Lounge 01 No.
 Reversible Airconditions in all lounges 14
 Trolleys 50
 Concessions 03
 Automatic Fire Detection System Available
 Car Parking Capacity 120 and 12 CIP
 Flight Inquiry 01

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