Jinnah International Airport (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC Ground Handling), previously known as Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, is the largest airport in Pakistan for both international and domestic flights. Located in Karachi, Sindh, it is also referred to as the Jinnah Terminal. The airport was named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and its first Governor General, who was popularly known as Quaid-e-Azam.
Jinnah International Airport serves as a primary hub for airline ground support for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Sireen Air, Airblue, and several other private airlines. The airport offers a range of aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities, including the Ispahani Hangar for wide-body aircraft.
In the past, Karachi was a bustling airport and served as an online station for numerous major airlines worldwide, such as British Airways, Interflug, TAROM, Alitalia, JAT Yugoslavia Airlines, Aeroflot, Philippine Airlines, Nigeria Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, East African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air France, Qantas, Pan Am, Royal Jordanian, Libyan Arab Airlines, Japan Airlines, Syrian Arab Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Lufthansa, Swissair, and SAS. However, due to the emergence of Dubai's airport on the world map, increased usage of longer haul aircraft, and the poor political climate of Karachi during the 1990s, many airlines discontinued their services to the airport.
At our company, we believe that a smooth transition from the ground to the air is essential for a positive customer experience. That's why we place great importance on providing top-notch ground services. Our team of professionals is dedicated to constantly enhancing the quality of our end-to-end services, At OPKC KHI Ground Handling in Karachi, Pakistan, we strive to provide exceptional services to our valued customers from the moment they arrive until their departure. Our focus is on facilitating a seamless experience for their flights on the ground.
OPKC KHI Karachi Airline Ground Support
|Airport||Jinnah Intl Airport|
|Airport Of Entry||Yes|
|Operating Hours||24 Hours|
|Longest Runway||11155 X 151, 07R/25L|
|Magnetic Variation||000° E (01/06)|
Ground Operations Agent
- 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
- Passenger Handler
- Cargo Ground Handling
- Ramp Services In Airport
- 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 OPKC KHI airport 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 Karachi TMA
a) STARs shown on the following pages are to be used by arriving IFR flights when specified by ATC.
b) SIDs shown on the following pages are to be used by departing IFR flights when specified by ATC.
c) Arriving aircraft from LATEM are required to cross BEGIM at or above FL 50.
d) Arriving aircraft from LATEM are required to cross "KA" NDB at or above FL 50 as specified in ATC clearance
e) During day aircraft inbound on Karachi VOR radial 040 shall cross BADIL at or below FL100.
f) Aircraft inbound on VOR radial 300 shall not be cleared below FL 60 until overhead Karachi Airport when military traffic is in progress.
g) Westbound departing aircraft unable to reach FL 50 by BEGIM are required to circle the airport before proceeding.
h) Departing aircraft proceeding towards Nawab shah shall cross BADIL not above FL100 unless a specific SID waives this restriction.
i) The holding areas have been located at a distance from the AD to ensure the minimum of congestion and delay to arriving and departing flights.
Procedures For VFR Flights Within Karachi 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 before flight takes place in the Control Zone.
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 Karachi Control.
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 Karachi 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.
Radar Procedures Within Karachi TMA
Normally, aircraft are vectored and sequenced to the final approach for RWY 25R. (ILS, VOR/DME) or to final approach for RWY 07L (Visual Approach), so as to ensure an expeditious and orderly flow of traffic. Radar vectors and 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 vectoring charts are not published since the instrument approach procedures and altitudes ensure that adequate terrain clearance exists at all times until the point where the pilot will resume his own navigation.
Fuel Dumping Procedure
Aircraft requiring dumping fuel in the designated area OPD-105 (see ENR 5) shall obtain prior approval from Karachi Approach Control. Aircraft not in radio contact with Karachi Approach Control shall avoid flight over the area below FL 70. MINIMUM fuel dumping altitude is 3000 FT MSL.
Nawab shah (OPNH) aerodrome is the designated alternate aerodrome for Karachi/ Jinnah International. Masroor airfield is not available for any flight as diversionary airfield except in emergency.
OPKC AD 2.20.2 Taxing To and From Stands :
a) Arriving aircraft will be allocated a stand number by the TWR.
b) General Aviation aircraft while taxiing from and to the General Aviation parking area may be provided assistance from the "FOLLOW ME" vehicle, if available, up to the Western apron limit (ASF Gate).
c) Pilots of General Aviation aircraft are advised to remain extremely careful while taxiing through the road and Western Jet Apron
Procedures For VFR Flights Within Karachi 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.
OPKC Airport Charts - Information
|Aerodrome Reference Point (ARP)||2454 30.80877N 6709 45.93765E (RWY Center 25R/07L)|
|THR RWY 25R||Elevation - 100 FT|
|THR RWY 07L||Elevation - 77 FT|
|RWY Center 25R/07L (ARP)||Elevation - 85 FT|
|THR RWY 25L||Elevation - 89 FT|
|THR RWY 07R||Elevation - 71 FT|
|RWY Center 25L / 07R||Being Assessed|
|Aerodrome Reference Temperature||35.5 o Celsius (MAY)|
|Direction & Distance From The City||8.7 NM E-NE Of Karachi City|
|RWY 25R/07L||PCN 23/R/C/Y/T CONCRETE|
|RWS WIDTH||300m – Surface Graded|
|RWY 25L/07R||PCN 82/R/B/X/T CONCRETE|
|RWS WIDTH||300m – Surface Graded|
|TWYS A & G TURNING NODE RWY 25R||WIDTH 79m - PCN 68/R/B/U/T - CONCRETE|
|TWYS ’A’,’B’,’C’ and ‘H’||WIDTH 37 (m) - PCN 68/R/B/W/T - CONCRETE|
|TWYS ‘D’,’E’,’F’ and ‘G’||WIDTH 23 (m) - PCN 68/R/B/U/T - CONCRETE|
|TWYS ’K’,’M’,’N’ and ’P’||WIDTH 45 (m) - PCN 68/R/B/U/T - CONCRETE|
|JTC Apron||PCN 68/R/B/U/T – CONCRETE|
|Western and Eastern Apron||PCN 68/R/B/U/T – CONCRETE|
Jinnah Terminal Services - ( KHI / OPKC )
|Direct Ramp Access||Yes|
|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 ( Advance Notice Required )|
|Internet / WI-FI Facility||Yes|
|Limousine & Car Rental||Yes|
|Radio Cab Service||Yes|
Runways And Parking - ( KHI / OPKC )
The airport has two runways, one is 3,200m and other is 3,400m long. Runways, 25R/07L and 25L/07R, each 46 m (250 ft) wide. The runways have capacity to handle 15 flights per hour. Runway 07L/25R is equipped with ILS to guide landing aircraft safely under very poor weather conditions and also allowing planes to land in low visibility conditions, such as fog. The taxiway able to handle 12 aircrafts at a moment while parking area for aircrafts is 266,000 sq meters where 42 aircrafts can be parked and 12 with contact gates. In addition, there is remote parking bay for 30 aircrafts.
|Dimensions||11155 x 151 FT|
|Dimensions||10500 x 151 FT|
Runway Declared Distance - ( KHI / OPKC )
|Runway 1 ( 07 Left )|
|Runway 1 ( 25 Right )|
|Runway 2 ( 07 Right )|
|Runway 2 ( 25 Left )|
Aerodrome - Communications
|Tower||118.3 Mhz | 118.8 Mhz|
|Ground||121.6 Mhz | 118.4 Mhz|
|APP||125.5 Mhz | 121.3 Mhz|
Aerodrome - Navigation Aids
|NDB||KC 271 KHz / 245518N 0670932E|
|VOR||KC 112.1 MHz / 245436N 0671036E|
|DME||CH-58 X collocated wit KC VOR|
|ILS RWY 25R LLZ||110.1 MHz|
|GP||334.4 MHz (3 DEG)|
|KO||235.0 KHz LOCATION 3.90 NM THR RWY 25R|
|OM||75.0 KHz LOCATION 3.90 NM THR RWY 25R|
|MM||75.0 KHz LOCATION 0.57 NM THR RWY 25R|
|ILS RWY 25L LLZ||109.7 MHz|
|GP||333.2 KHz (3 DEG)|
|TDM||CH - 34 X COLLOCATED WITH THE GP RWY 25L|
|Aerodrome Reference Point||24 54 30 80877N 67 09 45 93765E (RWY Center 25R / 07L)|
AFL - Airfield Lighting System
|RWY 25R / 07L||HIRL SDBY PWR AVBL|
|RWY 25L / 07R||HIRL SDBY PWR AVBL|
|TWYS||VITL SDBY PWR AVBL - (TWY Centerline Guidance N/A On Western Apron)|
|APP RWY 07L||HISAL WBAR STROB (Flashers) PAPI LEFT 3o|
|APP.RWY 25R||HIPAL (CAT-I )WBAR PAPI LEFT 3o & GP 3o|
|APP.RWY 07R||HISAL PAPI LEFT & RIGHT 3o|
|APP RWY 25L||HIPAL (CAT-I) TDZL PAPI LEFT & RIGHT GP 2.91o STROB|
|AGNIS||Visual Docking Guidance System At JTC Apron Available|