After the independence of Pakistan, a part of Chaklala Airbase has been used to provide travelling facilities to provide travelling facilities to the residents of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding Pottohar region. With the passage of time several structural and design changes were made to the terminal to cope up with the increasing number of the passengers but over the time the number of Domestic and International travelers grown and the small terminal of the airport (later named Benazir Bhutto International Airport) was insufficient to cater the burden of air passengers.
The new Islamabad Airport is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the available resources / infrastructure is used optimally to help / assist the air travelers with least possible inconvenience.
The new Islamabad International Airport, scheduled to be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, is being completed on fast track basis and therefore, available resources / infrastructure is being used optimally to help / assist the air travelers with least possible inconvenience.
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 OPIS ISB Ground Handling Islamabad Pakistan from arrival till departure.
OPIS ISB Islamabad Airport Data
|Airport||Islamabad Intl Airport|
|Airport Of Entry||Yes|
|Operating Hours||24 Hours|
|Longest Runway||12001 x 197, 10R/28L|
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 OPIS 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
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
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.
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.
Procedures For IFR Flights Within Islamabad TMA
a) The STARs shown on the following pages are to be used by arriving IFR flights when specified by ATC.
b) WEST BOUND Arrivals and departures are require to cross KIMUL at or above Altitude 10,000 feet AMSL and KALNA at or below FL170.
c) The SIDs shown on the following pages are to be used by departing IFR flights when specified by ATC.
d) The holding fix and areas have been located at a distance from the AD to ensure the minimum of congestion and delay to arriving and departing flight.
e) Flight levels/Altitudes will be issued, as required, for spacing and separating the aircraft so that correct landing intervals are maintained, taking into account aircraft characteristics.
Radar Procedures within Islamabad TMA
RNAV GNSS procedures are established for safe smooth and orderly flow of air traffic. Generally, pilots are directed to carry out pilot interpreted instrument approaches, however radar vectoring will be available for sequencing and track shortening to place aircraft on final approach paths of instrument approaches.
Radar vectoring charts are not published since the instrument approach procedures and altitudes ensure that.
Procedures For VFR Flights within Islamabad TMA
Provided traffic conditions permit, ATC clearance for VFR flights will be given under the conditions described below:
a) A flight plan requesting ATC clearance, containing items 7 to 18 and indicating the purpose of the flight shall be submitted.
b) ATC clearance shall be obtained immediately before the aircraft enters the area concerned.
c) Position reports shall be submitted in accordance with 3.6.3 of ICAO Annex 2 except all General Aviation aircraft engaged in domestic non-scheduled operations.
d) Deviation from the ATC clearance may only be made when prior permission has been obtained.
e) The flight shall be conducted with vertical visual reference to the ground unless the flight can be conducted in accordance with the Instrument Flight Rules.
f) Two-way communication shall be maintained on the frequency prescribed.
g) The aircraft shall be equipped with SSR transponder with 4096 Codes in Mode A/3. Flights performed in connection with parachute jumps shall, in addition, be equipped with Mode C with automatic transmission of pressure altitude information (cf. ICAO Annex 10, Volume I). Exemption from this requirement may be granted by Islamabad APP.
h) Arriving VFR Flights, desirous to avail RADAR air traffic information service, beyond the limits of control zone, but within the limits of TMA are required to notify their intentions on first two-way communication with Islamabad APP. Departing VFR flights shall do so prior to their departure from the aerodrome concerned or as early as possible after departure.
Note: ATC clearance is intended only to provide separation between IFR and VFR flights.
Procedures For VFR Flights within Islamabad CTR
a) Flight plan shall be filed for the flight concerned.
b) ATC clearance shall be obtained from the Control Tower.
c) Deviation from ATC clearance may only be made when prior permission has been obtained.
d) The flight shall be conducted with vertical visual reference to the ground.
e) Two-way radio communication shall be established on the frequency
Prescribed before flight takes place in the Control Zone.
Start Up / Push Back / Taxi Procedure for Turbo-Jet And Turbo-Prop Aircraft
a) All stands are nose in parking stands.
b) Departing Aircraft shall contact Islamabad Ground for pushback/startup approval five minutes before ready.
c) Departing Aircraft shall pushback and pull forward to abeam parking position before taxi.
d) Aircraft on stands 13-28 for startup and taxi clearance, contact GMC North Frequency..........
e) Startup approval will remain valid for five minutes. In case of delay fresh approval shall be obtained.
f) Aircraft may start one engine on idle power at the Bay, rest startup will be completed on TWY.
g) Aircraft to expect instructions to contact Islamabad TWR on FREQ 118.550 MHZ primary and secondary 119.650 MHZ. while approaching RWY and change FREQ without delay when advised to do so.
h) Aircraft to hold at ILS CAT-II/III B holding position unless further taxi and lineup clearance/Instructions are received.
i) All departures from south and east apron will be using taxiways “N” & “F” and then TWY “K” towards runway in use.
j) All departures form west apron will be using Taxiways “M” & “T” and then TWY “K” towards RWY in use.
k) All aircraft departing from stands no. 13-28 will pushback & pull forward facing south or southwest and align themselves along the centreline of TWY “M” abeam to there parking stand.
l) All Aircraft departing from Stand No. 4-12 will pushback facing east or Northeast (as the case maybe) and align themselves along the TWY centreline to their parking stand.
m) Aircraft parked on stand 01 & 02 will pushback facing west and will taxi out via TWY ”F”.
n) Aircraft parked on Stand 03 may pushback facing west or east subject to traffic condition.
o) When ready for taxi contact Islamabad ground for taxi instructions.
Islamabad Terminal - Services Availability
|Fuel Available||AVGAS / Jet A1|
|Crew Hotel Arrangements||Yes|
|Direct Ramp Access||Yes|
|Crew & Passenger Lounge||Yes|
|Computerized WX Briefings||Yes|
|Flight Plan Filing||Yes|
|Banks & ATMs||Yes|
|Oxygen Service||Available With Advance Notice|
|Internet / WI-FI Facility||Yes|
|Limousine & Car Rental||Yes|
|Radio Cab Service||Yes|
OPIS / ISB - Runways And Parking
A brand new runway was built during the construction of Allama Iqbal 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.
|Dimensions||12001 x 197 FT|
|Dimensions||12001 x 148 FT|
OPIS / ISB - Runway Declared Distance
|Runway 1 ( 10 Right )|
|Runway 1 ( 28 Left )|
|Runway 2 ( 28 Right )|
|Runway 2 ( 10 Left )|
Aerodrome - Communications
|Tower||122.5 Mhz | 123.255 Mhz|
|Ground||130.600 Mhz | 122.950 Mhz|
|APP||124.650 Mhz | 121.650 Mhz|
Aerodrome - Navigation Aids
|Type||ILS/LOC CAT I 28R|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||530.96 M|
|Type||ILS/LOC CAT II 28L|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||535.39 M|
|Type||ILS/LOC CAT I 10R|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||535.92 M|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||---|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||535.11 M|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||549.50 M|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||546.89 M|
|Elevation of DME Transmitting Antenna||545.95 M|