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  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

  • Islamabad International Airport does not have bomb disposal, detection squads

    RAWALPINDI: Despite being one of the sensitive airports, the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) does not have bomb detection and bomb disposal squads...

    The intelligence intimated that since the IIAP is a sensitive airport covered by greenwoods and located at a quite long distance from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, it should have rescue teams available 24 hours...

  • 34 Covid-19 cases reported among international travellers in two weeks at Karachi airport

    KARACHI: Five more Covid-19 positive cases were detected among international travellers arriving at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, on Wednesday, bringing the total number of such cases in two weeks to 34, health department sources told Dawn...

    Most of these passengers arriving from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq had been quarantined at the isolation centre in Bhitaiabad, the rest at the Airport Hotel while one of them had...

  • Over 70 flights delayed at Lahore airport; thousands stranded

    Over 70 domestic and international flights were delayed due to heavy smog at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday for the fourth day running, leaving thousands of passengers and their relatives inconvenienced, DawnNews reported...

    Passengers and their relatives began protesting at the airport against the delays...

  • PM inaugurates integrated security system at Lahore airport

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif launched on Monday the Integrated Security System at the Allama Iqbal Airport, making it the first airport in the country to have a modern security system...

    Director General Airport Security Force (ASF) Maj Gen Sohail Ahmed briefed the prime minister about the system that would help ensure better security of the premises, aircraft and passengers...

  • LHC stays Lahore airport outsourcing

    LAHORE: Expressing concern over national security, the Lahore High Court chief justice on Tuesday stayed process of outsourcing management control of the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore...

    Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah directed the federal government to explain as to how national security would be ensured after handing over the airport’s control to a foreign organisation...

  • Chinese company awarded contract to reconstruct Lahore airport: report

    The Pakistani government has awarded a contract worth nearly $382 million to a Chinese company to reconstruct Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, the Chinese state-owned People's Daily newspaper reported Tuesday...

    6 billion RMB contract to engineer, procure, and construct the reimagined Lahore airport, which will become Pakistan's largest after the reconstruction is completed, the report claimed...

  • Dollar imports through Lahore airport allowed

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday allowed the currency dealers to import dollars through Allama Iqbal Inter­national Airport (AIIAP), Lahore...

    Earlier, imports were allowed only through Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi...

  • Lahore Airport gets equipment to fight fog disruption

    LAHORE: The Allama Iqbal International Airport has become the first airport in the country and second in South Asia where the latest instrument landing system (ILS) CAT III-B has been installed to improve visibility during fog...

    Throughout August, the CAA closed the main runway of the Lahore airport for 12 hours a day to install it...

  • CAA to upgrade aircraft navigation infrastructure at Lahore airport

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is upgrading its navigation infrastructure at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, to counter foggy weather and low visibility that affect landing of aircraft there...

    A CAA statement says the project involves the upgrading of Instrument Landing System (ILS) to CAT-IIIB at the Lahore airport and it will address the issue of disruption of flights during foggy conditions, ensuring...

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