Islamabad Airport to be operational by 2014

The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan will complete the new Islamabad International Airport by 2014.

The new airport project, which is estimated to cost $400m, will comprise a contemporary passenger terminal, a control tower, a runway with the provision of a secondary runway, taxiways, an apron, a cargo complex and a hangar, as well as all the necessary infrastructure and ancillary facilities.

The 3,600 acre airport will replace the existing Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Chaklala.

The new airport will have a modular design to handle 6.5 million passengers and 80,000t of cargo per year.