A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, PK-300, landed at the airport as part of its inauguration ceremony.
President and CEO PIA, Musharraf Rasool Cyan was with the passengers of the first flight and welcomed them to the new airport!
A pilot of Pakistan International Airlines who flew the first flight to the New Islamabad International Airport waved Pakistan’s flag from the cockpit upon landing on Tuesday.
A video shared by PIA on its official Twitter account, showed the pilot waving the country’s flag from the cockpit window
Passengers on board also received memorabilia on this historic first flight to land at the New Islamabad International Airport!
extremely limited edition document, a memorabilia was given to all passengers on board special boarding card
PIA was the first airline to operate commercial flight to the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. PIA’s flight PK 300 from Karachi was landed at New Islamabad International Airport at 11: 00 am
The New Islamabad International Airport will become fully operational from May 3 onwards with all flight operations shifting there from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
The newly-constructed airport spans over an area of 4238 acres of land and is said to be country’s first greenfield airport.
The new airport, which is designed as “Y” shape, includes 15 passenger boarding bridges, a passenger-friendly terminal, two runways, three taxiways along with facilities to accommodate two double-deck A380, as many as 15 remote bays and seven remote bays for small aircraft
A cargo terminal, air traffic control complex, an oil depot and fire and rescue services are also part of the new facility.
The airport has a modular design which enables it to handle nine million passengers and 50,000 metric tons of cargo initially.
The new airport is located 30 km away from the central Islamabad, for which the construction work started in April 2007.