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Skardu Airport
IATA: KDU – ICAO: OPSD
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Location Skardu
Elevation AMSL 7,316 ft / 2,230 m
Coordinates 35°20′08″N 075°32′10″E / 35.33556°N 75.53611°E / 35.33556; 75.53611Coordinates: 35°20′08″N 075°32′10″E / 35.33556°N 75.53611°E / 35.33556; 75.53611
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 11,944 3,641 Asphalt
15/33 6,501 1,982 Asphalt

Skardu Airport (IATA: KDU, ICAO: OPSD) is a small domestic airport, located at Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Skardu is one of the two major hubs of all trekking expeditions in the Northern Areas, a region that includes four of the fourteen Eight-thousander peaks (8,000 m (26,247 ft) and above) of the world. Skardu is the gateway to Baltoro Glacier, Concordia, where spectacular views of three of the Eight-thousanders are available.It is also being used as a regional PAF airbase.

Although the journey from Islamabad to Skardu by Karakoram Highway provides a beautiful scenery, the journey by road takes 20 to 24 hours whereas the flight time for the same journey is nearly 50 minutes. This makes air travel from Islamabad to Skardu an attractive choice for many trekkers.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Pakistan International Airlines Gilgit, Islamabad

Skardu is the only airport in Pakistan which gets only jet Boeing 737 aircraft, flights are depending heavily on weather conditions and are often canceled at any time and resumed on short notice.



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General Info
Country Pakistan
ICAO ID OPSD
Time UTC+5(+6DT)
Latitude 35.335508
35° 20' 07.83" N
Longitude 75.536047
075° 32' 09.77" E
Elevation 7316 feet
2230 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR
BY NOTAM
119.7
250.7
RDO 2923
5601
TWR
BY NOTAM
121.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 11944 x 100 feet
3641 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 040RCXT NO
15/33 6501 x 101 feet
1982 x 31 meters
ASPHALT 015FCYT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB SD SKARDU - 247 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.



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