Sukkur Airport (IATA: SKZ, ICAO: OPSK) is a domestic airport situated about 8 km away from the city centre of Sukkur in the Sukkur District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is a medium-sized airport and caters mainly to the population of Sukkur, Khairpur and Rohri. It is the main alternate of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi with a distance of about 350 km/220 miles; well under an hour's flight time in turboprop aircraft.
Sukkur Airport ranks as the second main operational airport in Sindh, after Jinnah International Airport. The paved runway is about 2,700 metres long. It also handles international flights especially in the time of emergencies and because of bad weather conditions.
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OPSK SKZ Sukkur Airport Data
|Airport||Begum Nusrat Bhutto Intl Airport|
|Airport Type||Joint Civil / Military|
|Airport Of Entry||No|
|Operating 24 Hours||No|
|Longest Runway||8999 x 98, 14/32|
|Magnetic Variation||01° 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 OPSK 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 :
Left/Right circuit available.
Airport Regulations :
Airport regulations are in place.
Taxiing To and From Stands :
Available by TWY A and in some cases taxiways B and C also available.
Parking Area for Small Aircraft (General Aviation) :
Parking Area For Helicopters :
Apron - Taxiing During Winter Conditions :
Taxiing Limitations :
Due to only central TWYs A & B ACFT usually backtracks on the RWY.
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.
Flight Procedures :
RNAV GNSS and NDB approaches available, However SIDs are not designed for BNB Airport Sukkur Aerodrome.
Additional Information :
Rain drain 6M wide, 6ft deep parallel to main RWY (14/32) on both sides 61m away from the RWY edge.
Extensive birds’ activity over and around the airfield, all pilots to exercise caution while landing / take-off.
Charts Related to an Aerodrome :
- Aerodrome/ Heliport Chart – ICAO
- Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO
Begum Nusrat Bhutto Terminal - Services Availability
|Custom Available||Not Available|
|Fuel Available||Jet A1|
|Crew Hotel Arrangements||Yes|
|Crew & Passenger Lounge||No|
|Computerized WX Briefings||Yes|
|Flight Plan Filing||Yes|
|Banks & ATMs||No|
|Internet / WI-FI Facility||Yes|
OPSK / SKZ - Runways And Parking
|Dimensions||8999 x 98 FT|
OPSK / SKZ - Runway Declared Distance
Aerodrome - Communications
Aerodrome - Navigation Aids
|Distance From Field||At Field|
Transportation In Sukkur
Sukkur is a city in the Pakistani province of Sindh along the western bank of the Indus River, directly across from the historic city of Rohri.
Sukkur is the third largest city in Sindh after Karachi and Hyderabad, and 14th largest city of Pakistan by population. New Sukkur was established during the British era alongside the village of Sukkur. Sukkur's hill, along with the hill on the river island of Bukkur, form what is sometimes considered the "Gate of Sindh"
The region around Sukkur has been inhabited for millennia. The ruins of Lakhan-jo-daro, located near an industrial park on the outskirts of Sukkur, date from the Mature Harappan period of the Indus Valley Civilization, between 2600 BCE and 1900 BCE covers more than 300 Hectares of area and is touted to be second largest city of the Indus Valley Civilization just 75 Kilometers away from another major city of Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro
The small Eocene limestone outcropping upon which Sukkur was founded is the most significant land deformation on the vast plains along the Indus Valley in Sindh and Punjab. The outcropping is part of the "Jacobabad-Khairpur High" and Rohri Hills. The outcropping, along with the similar outcropping on Bukkar Island are sometimes referred to as the "Sukkur Gorge," and has historically served as the traditional northern boundary of Sindh.
Sukkur's economy is largely reliant upon the agricultural produce from northern Sindh's farms, and serves as a trading and processing center for agricultural goods. The city also once had a bustling shipbuilding industry.
Sukkur is well-connected to the rest of Pakistan by road and rail, which in turn has attracted new industries such as chemical manufacturing, metalworking, and cement manufacturing.
After the independence of Pakistan most of the city's Hindu population migrated to India, though like much of Sindh, Sukkur did not experience the widespread rioting that occurred in Punjab and Bengal. Less than 500 Hindus were killed in all of Sindh between 1947 and 1948 as Sindhi Muslims largely resisted calls to turn against their Hindu neighbours. Hindus did not flee Sukkur en masse until riots erupted in Karachi on 6 January 1948, which sowed fear in Sindh's Hindus despite the fact that the riots were local and regarded Sikh refugees from Punjab seeking refuge in Karachi. The Muslim refugees from India settled in Sukkur. The Sindh Industrial Trading Estate in Sukkur was established in 1950. The Ayub Bridge was built in 1962, and spans the Indus River alongside the British-era Landsdowne Bridge. The city suffered major flooding during the 2010 Pakistan floods which inundated large parts of the city.