Jinnah International Airport

Karachi, Pakistan

Jinnah International Airport

Karachi Jinnah International Airport or Jinnah Terminal (JIAP) is the largest international and domestic airport, located in Airport Road, Sindh, Pakistan. Jinnah Terminal Complex was completed in 1992, run by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The airport is named after Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan.

Quaid-e-Azam International Airport Karachi has always been the largest aviation facility in Pakistan. It consist of four terminals, Terminal-I, II, III and the Jinnah Terminal. JIAP Karachi is the primary hub of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). All other Pakistani airlines also use Quaid-e-Azam International Airport as their main hub. This includes Aero Asia International, Air Blue, Shaheen Air and the new airlines soon to be launched Pearl Air & Safe Air.

It has 16 passenger gates and is able to handle 30 planes at the same time, 6 million passengers use the airport annually, while the airport itself boasts a capacity of handling up to 12 million passengers per annum. The airport is equipped with aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities including the Ispahani Hangar for wide-body aircrafts.

In 1960's and 1970's was included in the destinations of several major airlines of the world including Lufthansa, Alitalia, Qantas, Air France, KLM, Pan Am, MEA, Swiss Air, SAS and Kuwait Airlines.

Alias Names

Jinnah International Terminal Complex (JIAP) • جناح بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا

Established Completed in 1992


Dedicated Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Location Karachi, Pakistan
City / Town Karachi
State Sindh
Country Pakistan

Jinnah International Airport, Airport Road, Karachi

Contacts +92 (21) 99071111 infojiap@caapakistan.com.pk
Geo Coordinates 24.90509052018 °N,    67.1687793731689 °E
Associated Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA)
Official Website www.karachiairport.com.pk

Jinnah International Airport Attractions

Jinnah Terminal Airport Facilities

A number of banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminal building.

There is a public call office in Hall 1, which also offers fax facilities. Telephone, fax and internet services are available in the departure lounge.

Restaurants are available in the main terminal building, catering to both local and international tastes. There are also cafes and snack bars in the departure satellite areas.

Karachi Jinnah International Airport offers a range of shopping options. Among these are gift shops selling locally produced products such as rugs and other gifts, as well as goods of Western origin. Duty-free shopping is also available.

There are left-luggage facilities within the terminal for those wishing to store baggage. Free trolleys and dedicated porter services (Rs100 for domestic passengers and Rs200 for international passengers) are available. For lost and found items, contact the Civil Aviation Airline Baggage Lost and Found office within the terminal.

There are prayer rooms at various locations in the terminal, while a mosque is located outside the terminal, adjacent to the car parks.

Jinnah International Airport Facilities

Conference and Business
There is a VIP lounge open to premium passengers and certain credit and club card holders. Meeting and conference rooms can be found at the nearby Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport Hotel.
Tel: +92 (21) 99242600

Disabled facilities
Assistance for the disabled is available on request from the airline prior to departure. Wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance can be found from desks in the arrival and departure areas of the terminal.

Car Parking
Short-term parking is located immediately opposite the terminal building; while long-term parking is a little further from the terminal, but within easy walking distance.

Car Rental
A number of private-hire taxi firms provide longer-term vehicle rental, with a driver included. Avis is also represented at the airport and offers self-drive vehicles, but it is generally advisable for foreign visitors to opt for a car with a driver.


Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport
The Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport is located less than 1 km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building, to which it is linked via a shuttle bus service. Facilities at the hotel include a gymnasium and pool, as well as meeting and event space.
Tel: +92 (21) 99242600


Regular bus services link the airport with the city, the journey time is around 50 minutes, and the fare is Rs50

A number of taxi companies operate from outside the terminal building, including Metro Radio Cab. (Tel: +92 (21) 4671004)
The journey time to the city is around 25 minutes depending on traffic, and the fare starts from Rs.500

Travelor Instructions

Jinnah International Airport Visit Timings

All Days Open - 24 Hours

Map Of Jinnah International Airport

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