Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pashto: (KPK) formerly called North-West Frontier Province, is one of the five provinces of Pakistan, located in the north-west of the country. It borders the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the west and south, Gilgit Baltistan to the north-east, Azad Kashmir to the east, Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory to the south-east and Afghanistan to the north-west. The province of Baluchistan is located its southwards. The provincial capital and largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is Peshawar.
Bacha Khan International Airport is located approximately 180 km from Islamabad (federal capital of Pakistan) which makes it about two hours’ drive from the capital via the state-of-the-art M-1 motorway. The airport also has quite a rich history compared to other airports within Pakistan. Since Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, it provides world connections for the majority of the northwest region of the country and adjoining areas of Afghanistan.
Bacha Khan International Airport (IATA: PEW, ICAO: OPPS), previously called Peshawar International Airport, is an international airport located in the city of Peshawar of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Located about a 10-minute drive from the center of Peshawar, it is the fourth busiest airport in Pakistan. One unusual feature is that one end of the main runway is crossed by a railway line – the seldom-used by Khyber safari train for Landi Kotal in the Khyber Pass. The airport was renamed on 27 January 2012 after Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (also known as Bacha Khan), a Pashtun nationalist political leader.
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 OPPS PEW Ground Handling Peshawar Pakistan from arrival till departure.
OPPS PEW Peshawar Airport Data
|Airport||Bacha Khan Intl Airport|
|Airport Type||Joint Civil / Military|
|Airport Of Entry||Yes|
|Operating 24 Hours||Yes|
|Longest Runway||8999 x 151, 17/35|
|Magnetic Variation||02° E|
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 OPPS 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.
Local Traffic Regulations
- Right hand circuit for RWY 35.
Visual circling is permitted on the eastern side of the AD only.
- All civil jet airliners and C-130 aircraft are to make clockwise 180 degrees turn on the threshold of RWY 17 and anti-clockwise turn on the THR RWY 35.
- All civil jet airliners and C-130 aircraft are to make 180 degrees turn with minimum power and only on concrete portion (152m) available at both ends of RWY 17/35 and not on flexible / bituminized surface. Open power only when 152 m (500 ft) down the RWY 17/35 to avoid damage to the arresting barriers.
- All arriving aircraft during night or during hours of reduced visibility in day hours must carry out instrument approach to land procedure.
- Loop taxiway ‘H’ and ‘J’ available for type of aircraft up to B-777-300 to vacate/enter Runway and Holding (if required).
Airport Regulations :
Marshaller assistance can be requested and further information about local regulations can be obtained from the TWR.
When a local regulation is of importance for the safe operation of aircraft on the apron, the information will be given to each aircraft by the TWR.
Taxiing To and From Stands :
Arriving aircraft will be allotted a stand number by the TWR.
Due to parking limitations the Aircraft parked at Bridge-1 & Bridge-2, may be required to be towed to taxiway B, C before start up. Assistance for FOLLOW ME vehicle can be requested via TOWER
Start Up/Push Back /Taxi Procedure for Turbo-Jet And Turbo-Prop Aircraft
I. Departing aircraft shall contact Peshawar Tower for push back/ start up approval five minutes before ready. Expect ATC clearance together with start up approval.
II. Start up approval will remain valid for five minutes. In case of delay fresh approval shall be obtained
III. The Aircraft shall be pushed back from Bridge-1,2, Stand-3, 3A and 3B on taxiway G as advised by ATC.
IV. For Aircraft A330/B777, TWY B and G shall be used for taxiing in/out.
V. For Aircraft Category A321 or equivalent can use taxiway B,C and G can be used for taxiing in/out.
VI. When ready for push back contact Peshawar tower indicating the runway pre-determined by departure route Designator. Aircraft on the parking bays may
VII. start on idle power only.
VIII. Aircraft category A-321 or below can be parked on Bridge-1.
IX. Aircraft category B-773 or equivalent can be parked on Bridge-2.
X. Aircraft category B-773 or equivalent can be parked on Stand 3.
XI. Aircraft category A-321 or equivalent can be parked on stand 3A and 3B simultaneously.
XII. It is clarified that stand-3 can be used for B-777 or equivalent only when there is no Aircraft on Bay 3A,3B. Similarly stand 3A,3B can be used when there is no Aircraft on stand-3.
Flight Procedures :
Unless special permission has been obtained from Cherat Approach or Peshawar Tower as appropriate, flight within Cherat Control Zone shall be in accordance with the Instrument Flight Rules.
Procedures For Ifr Flights Within Cherat Control Zone
The inbound, transit and outbound routes shown on the charts may be varied at the discretion of ATS. If necessary, in case of congestion inbound aircraft may also be instructed to hold at one of the designated reporting points.
Aircraft entering Cherat Control Zone shall establish two-way radio contact with the Cherat Approach ten minutes before entering into control zone and relay estimate of CTR boundary and flight level. Aircraft will be given an ATC clearance and shall not deviate from the provisions of the clearance unless an amended clearance has been issued.
In IMC, aircraft will not be cleared to descend below the initial approach altitude (QNH) until over the NDB/VOR at destination. Transfer of control of such aircraft will be made to destination aerodrome one minute before the EAC.
In VMC, transfer of control of aircraft will be made to the destination aerodrome when aircraft has the aerodrome of intended landing in sight or 5 NM, whichever is less.
In case of communication failure, the pilot shall act in accordance with the communication failure procedures in ICAO Annex 2.
Procedures For VFR Flights Within Cherat Control Zone
Provided traffic conditions so 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.
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. Information about the appropriate frequency can be obtained from Cherat
Note: - ATC clearance is intended only to provide separation between IFR and VFR flights
Bacha Khan Terminal - Services Availability
|Fuel Available||Jet A1|
|Crew Hotel Arrangements||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|
Peshawar is a major passenger hub with 75% flights internationally bound. The airport is currently under evaluation to be upgraded to make it compatible with future needs of the geographical location. The CAA is currently working with the provincial government to develop the airport to meet international standards. The airport has several facilities to handle the normal needs of passengers such as telephone calling (domestic/international) booths, money exchange facilities, automatic teller machines, Internet stations (powered by Wateen), information counters, gifts and souvenir shops, snack shops, rent a car services, as well as a post office. At present the following technical features are available at the airport.
OPPS / PEW - Runways And Parking
A brand new runway was built during the construction of Bacha Khan 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||9000 x 150 FT|
OPPS / PEW - Runway Declared Distance
Aerodrome - Communications
|Tower||118.4 Mhz | 121.5 Mhz|
|RDO||2923 / 5601|
Aerodrome - Navigation Aids
|Distance From Field||1.1 NM|
|Bearings From Navaid||351.2|
|Distance From Field||At Field|
|Bearings From Navaid||---|