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Coordinates: 25°13′59″N 062°19′46″E / 25.23306°N 62.32944°E / 25.23306; 62.32944

Gwadar International Airport
IATA: GWD – ICAO: OPGD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan
Elevation AMSL 96 ft / 29 m
Website caapakistan.com.pk/...
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,524 5,000 Asphalt
Sources: AIP Pakistan and DAFIF

Gwadar International Airport (IATA: GWD, ICAO: OPGD) is a domestic and international airport situated 9 miles (14 km) north of the city centre of Gwadar, in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.

History

The District of Gwadar was purchased by Government of Pakistan from Sultan of Muscat in 1958. Air operations started in 1966. It is given international status when two weekly international flights from Karachi-Gwadar-Muscat were initiated. The terminal building was inaugurated in 1984 and the newly constructed Departure/VIP Lounges were inaugurated in 2008.

It is large airport in Balochistan, Pakistan, as it operates to cater mainly to the population of Gwadar. Pakistan International Airlines is the main airline flying out of the airport, it connects Gwadar to Karachi, Turbat and Muscat. Other airlines in the past flown to Gwadar but these services were suspended later due to poor performance, this included Oman Air, which flew to Muscat using ATR 42 aircraft and Airblue which started twice daily flights to Karachi.

The Government of Pakistan anticipates Gwadar to become a regional economic hub and in preparation for this has issued a directive for the development of The new Gwadar international Airport. For this purpose the CAA has earmarked 3000 acres (12 km²) of land 26 km northeast of the existing airport. The new airport is expected to cost $250 million. It will be given international status and operate under the open skies policy. In the meantime there are plans to improve the facilities at the existing airport to facilitate the movement of wide-bodied aircraft.

Structure

  • Apron
    • Four narrow body aircraft can park at the apron at one time. Usually ATR or Fokker F-27 aircraft.
  • Lounges
    • One domestic and one International lounge.
    • One CIP/VIP lounge for premium and executive passengers. (newly inaugurated in 2008)
  • Additional
    • Fire services, NDB, standby generators are available.
    • 24 hour priority notice for unexpected arrival into the airport.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Pakistan International Airlines Karachi, Muscat, Quetta, Turbat


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General Info
Country Pakistan
ICAO ID OPGD
Time UTC+5
Latitude 25.233308
25° 13' 59.91" N
Longitude 62.329494
062° 19' 46.18" E
Elevation 36 feet
11 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR 122.5
250.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 4960 x 75 feet
1512 x 23 meters
ASPHALT 017FCYT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB GD GWADAR - 303 At Field -


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr 0410-0500Z++, 0900-1045Z++ Mon; 0345-0505Z++Tue; 0400-0520Z++ Wed; 0400-0520Z++, 1040-1200Z++Thu; 1040-1200Z++ Fri; 0420-0550Z++, 0900-1045Z++ Sat; 0400-0520Z++, 1040-1200Z++ Sun. til 29/10/06. OT 24 hr PN.



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