Karachi Airport, also known as Jinnah International Airport, is the largest airport in Pakistan, serving the city of Karachi. The airport is comprised of one main terminal split into two concourses and handles over 6 million passengers each year. Karachi Airport is a hub for a number of prominent airlines in the region, including Pakistan International Airlines and Shaheen Air.
Terminals at Karachi Airport
Karachi Airport is a single-terminal building divided into two concourses - Jinnah East and Jinnah West. The Jinnah East Satellite Concourse is the base of international operations, while Jinnah West Satellite Concourse is for domestic flights. If you need to transfer between domestic and international flights, getting between the two sections of the terminal is possible on foot as they are housed within the same terminal building.
Amenities at Karachi Airport
There are a substantial number of shops, eateries and cafes open to travelers awaiting flights at Karachi Airport in addition to many other useful amenities. If you're feeling hungry you can dine at one of the restaurants or snack bars found in the main terminal building, with a variety of cuisines on offer to suit people of all tastes. Alternatively, if you just want to relax with a hot or cold drink you can sit at one of the cafes.
A range of shops are also open at Karachi Airport for travelers to browse through whether it's local gift shops or internationally recognized brands. Duty free shopping can also be found in the International section, giving you the opportunity to bring home some goods from your journey
Travelers who like to wait for flights in luxurious surroundings may want to enter one of the airport lounges available at Karachi Airport. The CIP Lounge is one of the most popular lounges offering a range of amenities such as shower access and free Wi-Fi and can be entered by all passengers for a small fee.
You will find that the airport caters well to the needs of disabled passengers with personal assistance and wheelchairs available. However, be advised that you should contact your airline well in advance of arriving at the airport to ensure all arrangements are made before you arrive.
Karachi Airport Travel Information
Passengers unfamiliar with the Karachi area will find that hopping in a taxi is the best way to get around, although there are many public buses available if you are on a budget. Taxis can be found at all hours of the day to help you get to your destination. It is advisable to visit a taxi counter inside the airport in order to arrange your journey and to agree upon a fee before traveling.
Alternatively, if you would like the use of your own vehicle during your stay then there are many car rental companies operating at the airport. For those that already have their own vehicle, there is ample parking available both short and long term.
*This information is correct as of April 2017