Sialkot airport location (IATA: SKT, ICAO: OPST) is situated 14 km (8.7 mi) west of Sialkot in the Sialkot District of Pakistan. It has the distinction of being the first privately owned public airport in Pakistan.
It was built by the business community of Sialkot by their own efforts. Before the completion of the new green field Islamabad International Airport, it also had the longest runway in Pakistan.
Approximately 1,000,000 travellers from Sialkot and adjacent areas are expected to benefit from this international airport each year.
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 OPST SKT Ground Handling Sialkot Pakistan from arrival till departure.
OPST SKT Sialkot Airport Data
|Airport||Sialkot Intl Airport|
|Airport Of Entry||Yes|
|Operating 24 Hours||No|
|Longest Runway||11811 x 148, 04/22|
|Magnetic Variation||001° 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 OPST 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
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.
Taxiing To and From Stands :
Arriving aircraft will be allocated a stand number by the TWR assistance from the “Follow Me” can be requested through TWR. Aircraft to use runway dumbbell for turning 180 degrees to avoid damage to runway surface.
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 :
Bird’s activity around aerodrome. Pilots are advised to exercise caution when approaching or departing particularly below 3000’. Landing and Taking off Aircraft should not use RWY shoulders for back tracking maneuver. Turn pad provided may be used for back tracking. If Aircraft are not capable of backtracking within the limits of RWY width. No prior notice required for non-sked flights. Airlines OPS may however coordinate with ground handling agency for avail ability of handling services if required.
Charts Related to an Aerodrome :
- Aerodrome/ Heliport Chart - ICAO
- Instrument Approach Chart - ICAO
- Standard Departure Chart (SID) - ICAO
Sialkot Terminal - Services Availability
|Fuel Available||Jet A1|
|Crew Hotel Arrangements||Yes|
|Crew & Passenger Lounge||No|
|Computerized WX Briefings||Yes|
|Flight Plan Filing||Yes|
|Banks & ATMs||Yes|
|Internet / WI-FI Facility||Yes|
OPST / SKT - Runways And Parking
The runway is 3,600-metres long, and 45-metres wide with 7.5-metre wide shoulders on either side corresponding to International Civil Aviation Organisation Category 4E.
The link taxiway is 263-metres long, and 23-metres wide with 10.5-metre shoulders.
It has aprons for passenger and cargo, 95,000-sq metre area. It is a combination of flexible and rigid pavements and also for nose-in parking for 7 wide bodied aircraft plus 4 ATR-42 aircraft at a time
|Dimensions||11811 x 148 FT|
OPST / SKT - Runway Declared Distance
Aerodrome - Communications
|Tower||119.85 Mhz | 119.95 Mhz|
History Of Sailkot
Sialkot is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is the capital city of Sialkot District. It is Pakistan's 13th most populous city and is located in north-east Punjab—one of Pakistan's most industrialised regions. Along with the nearby cities of Gujranwala and Gujrat, Sialkot forms part of the so-called "Golden Triangle" of industrial cities with export-oriented economies. Through exports, Sialkot-based industries are obtaining foreign exchange to more than $2.5 billion annually to strengthen the national exchequer.
Sialkot is believed to be the site of ancient Sagala, a city razed by Alexander the Great in 326 BCE, and then made capital of the Indo-Greek kingdom by Menander I in the 2nd century BCE—a time during which the city greatly prospered as a major centre for trade and Buddhist thought. Sialkot continued to be a major political centre, until it was eclipsed by Lahore around the turn of the first millennium. The city rose again in prominence during the British era, and is now one of Pakistan's most important industrial centres.
Sialkot is wealthy relative to other cities in South Asia, with an estimated 2014 per capita income of $2800 (nominal). The city has been noted by The Economist for its entrepreneurial spirit, and productive business climate that have made Sialkot an example of a small Pakistani city that has emerged as a "world-class manufacturing hub."The relatively small city exported approximately $2 billion worth of goods in 2015, or about 10% of Pakistan's total exports.The city produces over half of the world's footballs. Sialkot is also home to the Sialkot International Airport; Pakistan's first privately owned public airport.
The Sialkot International Airport is located about 20 km from the center of the city near Sambrial. It was established in 2007 by spending 4 billion rupees by Sialkot business community. It is Pakistan's only privately owned public airport, and offers flights throughout Pakistan, with also direct flights to Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, France, the UK and Spain.