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OPRK RYK Airport Ground Handling Services

Sheikh Zayed Int'l Airport Information

Sheikh Zayed International Airport [ IATA: RYK, ICAO: OPRK ], also known as Rahim Yar Khan ( OPRK Airport ), is located at Rahim Yar Khan, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is named after Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who provided financial assistance for the construction of the airport and other projects in Rahim Yar Khan.

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 OPRK RYK Ground Handling Rahim Yar Khan Pakistan from arrival till departure.

OPRK RYK Rahim Yar Khan Airline Ground Support

OPRK RYK Ground Handling Rahim Yar Khan Pakistan
AirportSheikh Zayed Intl Airport
CityRahim Yar Khan
Airport TypeCivil
Airport Of EntryYes
TimeUTC +5
Operating 24 HoursNo
Longest Runway9843 x 148, 01/19
Slots RequiredYes
Airport RestrictionsNo
Noise RestrictionsNo
Elevation271 FT
Magnetic Variation00E

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

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.

Note : 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 :

Turns should be made at Dumbbells only.

Airport Regulations :

Operators are responsible for ensuring that an aircraft parked on the apron is provided with :
a) Chocks under wheels.
b) Picketing of aircraft when required.
c) Fire cover during engine startup.
d) All aircraft(s) or operator(s) to arrange Chock(s) and Tow bar(s).

Taxiing To and From Stands :

  • OPRK TWR will allocate the parking bay for arriving aircraft(s).
  • Assistance from the “Follow me” can be requested through OPRK TWR.

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. In accordance with the SOP-removal of disabled aircraft (available with the Airport management of OPRK).

Additional Information :

  • Aviation fuel not available.
  • Heavy birds activity over and around airfield, all pilots to exercise caution while landing / take-off.

Charts Related to an Aerodrome :

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

Sheikh Zayed Terminal - Services Availability

Custom AvailableAvailable
Fuel AvailableNo
Fire CAT7
Crew Hotel ArrangementsYes
Security ArrangementsYes
Crew & Passenger LoungeNo
Baggage HandlingYes
Computerized WX BriefingsYes
Flight Plan FilingYes
Medical FacilityNo
Banks & ATMsNo
Currency ExchangeNo
VIP CateringNo
Lavatory ServiceYes
Oxygen ServiceNo
Internet / WI-FI FacilityNo
Car RentalNo
Cab ServiceYes
Conference RoomsNo

OPRK / RYK - Runways And Parking

Dimensions9842 x 148 FT

OPRK / RYK - Runway Declared Distance

OPRK RYK Ground Handling Rahim Yar Khan Pakistan

Aerodrome - Communications

Tower122.2 Mhz
Ground121.8 Mhz
APP121.8 Mhz

Aerodrome - Navigation Aids

NameRahim Yar Khan
ChannelRahim Yar Khan
Freq113.7 Mhz
Distance From Field1.1 NM
Bearings From Navaid016.4
NameRahim Yar Khan
Freq290 Mhz
Distance From Field2.1 NM
Bearings From Navaid216.7

Transportation In Rahim Yar Khan

Rahim Yar Khan is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan by population. It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil. The administration of the city is subdivided into nine Union Councils. In 1881, Nawab of Bahawalpur gave this city its current name by naming it after his first-born son and crown prince Rahim Yar Khan.

Shaikh Zayed International Airport is located in Rahim Yar Khan. It serves the people of city with domestic and international flights.[8] There are daily flight from this airport to Karachi, twice in a week to/from Lahore, and once a week to Islamabad.


The district lies between 27°40'-29°16' north latitudes and 60°45'-70°01' east longitudes. The riverain area of the district lies close to eastern bank of the river Indus and Panjnad. The Rahim Yar Khan District is bounded on the north by Muzaffargarh District, on the east by Bahawalpur District, on the south by Jaisalmer district (India) and Ghotki District of Sindh province, and on the west by Rajanpur District.

This district is divided into three main physical features: (a) Riverside area, b) canal-irrigated area, and (c) desert area which is called Cholistan. The Riverside area of the district lies close on the southern side of the Indus river mainly falling in the river bed. The canal-irrigated area lies on the south and is separated by main Minchan Bund. The approximate height of the irrigated area is 150 to 200 meters (490 to 655 ft) above sea level. The third part of the area, called Cholistan, lies in the south of the irrigated tract up to the Indo-Pak border. The surface of the desert consists of a succession of sand dunes rising at places to a height of 150 meters (492 ft) and covered with the vegetation peculiar to sandy tracts.

OPRK RYK Ground Handling Rahim Yar Khan Pakistan