The airport caters both International & Domestic flights. It is situated 12 km North West of the city. Quetta is the provincial capital and the largest city of Baluchistan province. It is also known as the Fruit Garden of Pakistan. The immediate area has long been one of pastures and mountains with varied plants and animals relative to the dry plains to the west. The famous places include Kandahari Bazaar, Liaqat Bazaar, Suraj Gang Bazaar, Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, Hana Lake and the museum. Quetta has a high semi-arid climate with significant variation between summer and winter temperatures. Local rickshaws and taxi cabs connect the airport to the city. A few moderate to cheap hotels are available. The Airport operates on a flight schedule basis.
Quetta International Airport is the fourth highest airport as well as the second largest airport in province of Balochis tan. The airport is currently under evaluation to being upgraded to make it compatible with future needs of the geographical location. The CAA is currently working with provincial government to develop the airport to meet international standards. The terminal building consists of the concourse hall, briefing hall, Domestic and International arrival and two lounges on first floor for domestic and international departures. The aerodrome category for firefighting is CAT 8. It has annual capacity of 250,000 passengers and growing.
The airport has several facilities to handle the normal needs of passengers such as telephone calling (domestic/international) booths, money exchange facilities, automated teller machines, Internet stations, information counters, gifts and souvenir shops, snack shops, rent a car services, as well as a post office.
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OPQT UET Quetta Airport Data
|Airport||Samungli Intl Airport|
|Airport Type||Joint Civil / Military|
|Airport Of Entry||Yes|
|Operating 24 Hours||No|
|Longest Runway||12001 x 151, 31R/13L|
|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 OPQT 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 :
Wide bodied aircraft to make 180 degrees turn only on concrete portions at both ends of RWY unless otherwise instructed by ATC and are to make anticlockwise turn at the end of RWY 31R and clockwise turn at the end of RWY 13L. All ACFT to avoid nose wheel lock turning on the RWY.
AD not available for B747 Aircraft operations for parking and ground support equipment limitations.
The Aircraft flying at lower altitude like below 15000 FT indicated might establish late R/T contact with ATC due high terrain all around. All pilots are advised to adhere to their flight plans till positive two ways R/T contact with Quetta ATC.
Bays 1 TO 6 Including 1 to 6 are available. 02 PBBs available on Bay 01 & 02 on first come and first serve basis.
All bays are available for Nose in parking for narrow bodied Aircraft. Provisional Bay 1A available for use of small Aircraft (up to ATR72) if B737 are parked at both bay 1 & 2. This bay will not be available if A310 or B777 is parked on either Bay 01 or 02.
Aircraft Parked on Bay 03 & 04 are requested for engine start-up abeam Bay 05 intersection on exit path after push back.
During push back of Aircraft from Bay 03 Vehicle Lane next to Bay 03 will be closed by Air side.
Aircraft Parked on Bay 01 & 02 are requested for engine start abeam Bay 02 intersection on exit path after push back.
VVIP flights will either be parked on bay 03 or 06 depending upon further mode of journey / departure of on board VVIP from QIAP.
Taxiing To and From Stands :
Nose in parking system will be implemented. All operators are advise to arrange Tug Master for Push back / Pull forward their aircraft.
Taxiing Limitations :
Taxi way “L” is available for taxing of light Aircraft only.
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.
Additional Information :
Parallel taxi track / RWY (11345ft x 98ft) direction 13R / 31L is in use by military aircraft only. The same is painted with RWY designator, centre line and threshold marking. All aircraft making approaches are advised to exercise caution, not to mistake parallel taxi track for main RWY.
Bird Concentration in the Vicinity of the Airport :
Flocks of small birds present a hazard to air navigation at all times in the vicinity of the airport. Pilots are advised to exercise extreme caution when approaching or departing, particularly below ALT 3000 FT. ATC will endeavor to keep pilots advised of bird concentrations, but single bird circling at any height are very difficult to observe from ATC. Pilot reports of bird concentrations are requested.
Note : These reports are very useful in planning a program to attempt a reduction of bird strike hazards.
Charts Related to an Aerodrome :
- Aerodrome/Heliport Chart – ICAO
- Instrument Approach Chart – ICAO
- Visual Circling Chart Standard Arrival Chart – Instrument - ICAO
- Standard Departure Chart – Instrument - ICAO
Samungli Terminal - Services Availability
|Fuel Available||AVGAS / Jet A1|
|Crew Hotel Arrangements||Yes|
|Crew & Passenger Lounge||Yes|
|Computerized WX Briefings||Yes|
|Flight Plan Filing||Yes|
|Banks & ATMs||No|
|Oxygen Service||Available With Advance Notice|
|Internet / WI-FI Facility||Yes|
OPQT / UET - Runways And Parking
Quetta International Airport has a single runway, which is 3,658m long and asphalt-surfaced. The runway can handle wide-body aircraft such as the A300. 12,001-foot-long (3,658 m) runway with the ability to handle a weight of one wide-body aircraft such as the A-300.
The proposed infrastructure development plan of the airport includes the renovation of the runway and building-allied airside facilities for the B-777, the installation of airfield lighting system, the modification of navigational aids and upgrades to the taxiway network, apron and related facilities.
|Dimensions||12000 x 110 FT|
Aerodrome - Communications
|RDO||2923 / 5601|
Aerodrome - Navigation Aids
|Distance From Field||3.7 NM|
|Bearings From Navaid||137.2|
|Distance From Field||At Field|
|Bearings From Navaid||---|
Transportation In Quetta
Quetta is the provincial capital and largest city of the Province of Balochistan in Pakistan. It is also the 10th largest city of Pakistan.
Quetta is on the western side of Pakistan and is connected to the rest of the country by a network of roads, railways and its international airport close to its center.
At an altitude of 1,605 metres (5,266 feet) above sea level, Quetta Airport is the second highest airport in Pakistan. Pakistan International Airlines has regular flights to and from the other major cities of Pakistan including Islamabad, Gwadar, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.
Quetta Railway Station is one of the highest railway stations in Pakistan at 1,676 metres (5,499 feet) above sea level. The railway track was laid in the 1890s during the British era to link Quetta with rest of the country. The extensive network of Pakistan Railways connects Quetta to Karachi in the south, by a 863 km (536 mi) track, Lahore in the northeast (1,170 km or 727 miles) and Peshawar further northeast (1,587 km or 986 miles). A metalled road runs alongside the railway that connects Quetta to Karachi via the nearby town of Sibi to Jacobabad and Rohri in the plain of the River Indus.