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Jinnah International Airport
Quaid-e-Azam International Airport
Karachi International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Karachi, Sindh
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 24°54′24″N, 067°09′39″E
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07R/25L 3,400 11,155 Concrete
07L/25R 3,200 10,500 Concrete

Jinnah International Airport previously Quaid-e-Azam International Airport (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC) is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport. It is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, and is also commonly known as the Jinnah Terminal.


  • On 7 April, 1929, Karachi airport became the first airport in British India to be used for a commercial flight, when an aircraft landed with mail going to Bombay.[1]
  • On August 19, 1980, Saudia Flight 163 flew from Karachi to Riyadh for its first leg. When the aircraft started its second leg to Jeddah, a fire started. The plane landed, and everyone on board died from the fire.
  • A Pan American Boeing 747 named the Clipper Empress of the Seas, called Pan Am Flight 73, was hijacked on September 5, 1986. Twenty people were killed when the airplane was hijacked on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan.


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