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Bahawalpur Airport Information

Bahawalpur Airport (IATA: BHV, ICAO: OPBW) is situated 2 nm (3.7 km) from the city centre of Bahawalpur, in lower Punjab. The airport mainly caters the city of Bahawalpur, however, the national carrier decided to launch international flights to the Middle East in July 2009. The airport extension project is being supervised by the Dubai Civil Aviation Department.

The airport was re-developed from funds of the United Arab Emirates government. A new terminal has been constructed and was renamed after the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who helped fund and over look its construction. On November 9, 2002 the first portion of 4,400-foot-long runway of the Bahawalpur airport was opened. A PIA Fokker F27 Friendship landed at the airport from Islamabad. The entire expenditure of the project is estimated to be Rs260 million and most of it was borne by the ruler of Dubai. During November 2004, contractors began working on re-developing the old airport into a more modern and advanced facility.

During the year 2005, he said the PIA had earned a record revenue of Rs150 million, which was double as compared to the year 2004 from operating at this airport. On January 21, 2007, Phase two of the airport was inaugurated and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened the facility and viewed the new amenities including the departures and arrivals halls.

A Seamless Transition from the Ground Up, your experience on the ground with us is just as important as in the air. Our team of experts continually work to improve the quality of the end-to-end services, we deliver on ground to facilitate our valuable customer flights at OPBW BHV Ground Handling Bahawalpur Pakistan from arrival till departure.

OPBW BHV Bahawalpur Airport Data

OPBW BHV Ground Handling Bahawalpur Pakistan
AirportBahawalpur Airport
Airport TypeJoint Civil / Military
Airport Of EntryYes
TimeUTC +5
Operating 24 HoursNo
Longest Runway9350 x 98, 08/26
Slots RequiredNo
Airport RestrictionsNo
Noise RestrictionsNo
Elevation396 FT
Magnetic Variation

Ground Handling Services

  • Landing Permit
  • Ground Handling Arrangement
  • Flight Supervision
  • Navigation Charges
  • Flight Planning including Weather and NOTAM
  • 24 Hours Flight Watch
  • Flight Follow Up
  • Fuel Uplift On Credit Bases
  • Aircraft Refueling Coordination
  • Flight Catering
  • Crew Hotel Arrangement
  • Ground Transportation
  • Cargo Ground Handling
  • Weather & NOTAM Briefings
  • Arrival / Departure General Declaration Clearance from Government Authorities
  • Security Arrangements For Passengers, Crew & Aircraft
  • The above services are available in any combination to suit your needs
  • Provision of OPBW ground handling services for all types of aircrafts through authorized ground handling companies at any location in Pakistan

Non Schedule / Schedule Operations

In pursuance to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, signed at Chicago on 7th December 1944 (Chicago Conventions), Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) issues the following types of flight permissions to foreign registered aircraft subject to the conditions specified hereunder:

  • Landing Permission
  • Helicopter Flight/Aerial Photography/Aerial Spray/Low Flying By Fixed Wing Aircraft
  • Operations To Joint Users/Disused Airfield
  • VVIP Or VIP Flight Permission

Landing Permissions

The permission for non-schedule flights will only be given to Authorized Flight Permission Agents.

Passenger / Business Charter Flights

  • Details of passengers on board, their passport no. nationality, address & contact numbers in Pakistan
  • Purpose of travel
  • Aircraft Specification
  • Copy of AOC with validity
  • Copy of AWC with validity
  • Confirmation of comprehensive insurance coverage (hull, pax, crew & third party) as per ICAO Montréal convention 1999
  • Tentative stay of each passenger in Pakistan & proposed date of departure
  • Details of any cargo on board
  • For business charter flights confirmation letter of invitation from the inviting organization, company or a person i.e. receiving party details

Cargo Charter Flights

  • Specific details of cargo on board
  • Aircraft Specification
  • Copy of AOC with validity
  • Copy of AWC with validity
  • Confirmation of comprehensive insurance coverage (hull, passengers, crew & third party) as per ICAO Montréal Convention 1999

Helicopter Flight

Permission for Helicopter flight operating at an altitude below 10000 ft shall be issued in coordination with concerned security agencies for which at least 15 days’ notice is required.

Aerial Photography & Aerial Spray

Permission for Aerial photography & Aerial spray flights operating at altitude below 10000 ft shall be issued in coordination with concerned security agencies for which at least 15 days’ notice required.

Low Flying By Fixed Wing Aircraft

Permission for low flying by fixed wing aircraft operating at an altitude below 10000 ft shall be issued in coordination with concerned security agencies for which at least 15 days’ notice is required.

Demonstration Flight

Operator is to request for permission for demonstration flight by foreign registered civil aircraft at least 10 days in advance. Permission will be issued in coordination with concerned security agencies.

VVIP Or VIP Flight Permission

Permission for VVIP or VIP flights shall be processed through Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Islamabad Pakistan for prior approval of the Federal Government through diplomatic channels.

Permission will be issued on receipt of the concurrence from MOFA by Air Transport Directorate, CAA.

Military Flight Clearances

Clearances for all military flights operated by military aircraft and to military/civil airfields are given by Air Headquarters.

Removal Of Disabled Aircraft From Runways:

When an aircraft is wrecked on a runway, it is the duty of the owner or user of such aircraft to have it removed as soon as possible. if a wrecked aircraft is not removed from the runway as quickly as possible by the owner or user, the aircraft will be removed by the aerodrome authority at the owner's or user's expense.

Flight Procedures

Right hand circuit for RWY 08 and left hand for RWY 26.

Additional Information

Bird activity over and around the airfield.

Charts Related To An Aerodrome

  • Aerodrome/ Heliport Chart - ICAO
  • Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO

Terminal Services - ( BHV / OPBW )

Custom AvailableAvailable - 72 Hrs PN Required
Fuel AvailableNo
Fire CAT6
Crew Hotel ArrangementsYes
Security ArrangementsYes
Crew & Passenger LoungeNo
Baggage HandlingYes
Computerized WX BriefingsYes
Flight Plan FilingYes
Medical FacilityYes
Banks & ATMsYes
Currency ExchangeYes
VIP CateringNo
Lavatory ServiceYes
Oxygen ServiceNo
Internet / WI-FI FacilityYes
Car RentalYes
Conference RoomsNo

Runways And Parking - ( BHV / OPBW )

Dimensions9350 x 98 FT

A brand new runway was built during the construction of Bahawalpur International. According to the CAA, Runway 36R/18L is 3,310 metres long, 46 metres wide whilst Runway 36L/18R is 2,900 metres long, 46 metres wide. Runway 1: Heading 18L/36R, 3 360m (11 023 ft), ICAO Cat. E, Aircraft size max: B747, ILS CAT II, Lighting: AFL System CAT-II available. Runway 2: Heading 18R/36L, 2 743m (8 999 ft), 55/F/C/X/T, ICAO Cat. D, Aircraft size max: A300, ILS CAT II, Lighting: SAL System available.

Runway Declared Distance - ( BHV / OPBW )

Runway 1
Runway 2
OPBW BHV Ground Handling Bahawalpur Pakistan

Aerodrome - Communications

Tower129.8 Mhz | 298.9 Mhz
Ground121.8 Mhz | 121.5 Mhz
APP332 Mhz

Aerodrome - Navigation Aids

Frequency332 Mhz
Distance From FieldAt Field