Karachi airport (KHI) 


Jinnah International Airport, opened on October 15, 1932, is the largest in Pakistan. It operates with domestic destinations and international flights within the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Canada.

Official Website: karachiairport.com.pk
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 6.2 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +92 219 907 1111. Information counter in the Arrivals area and flight information displays at several points throughout the terminal.


The airport is located 16 km (10 miles) to the northeast of the city of Karachi.

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Bus - Services are available to Shahra-e-Faisal, in the city centre, departing from outside the Arrivals area. Travel time is around 50 minutes.

Taxi - Several companies operate around the clock from outside the terminal building, including Metro Radio Cab (Tel +92 111 222 787 / 214 671 004), White Cab (Tel +92 111 789 786 / 214 671 095), Taxi Yellow Cab (Tel +92 213 460 1919) and Daewoo Cab (Tel +92 213 457 0300 / 211 113 2396). Reservation counters in the Arrivals Hall. The trip to the city takes around 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

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Avis (Tel +92 213 460 2021) and Europcar (Tel +92 211 1177 3773) have counters in the Arrivals Hall.

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The airport has banks, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, public telephones and Wi-Fi access with no charge. Meeting and conference rooms at the Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport hotel, located in the surroundings. The CIP Lounge is located in the Departures area and is open around the clock (only for international flights, since 3 hours before flight departures); it has a prayer room, computers, air conditioning, TV, snacks, newspapers and magazines, telephones, fax.

Food and Drinks- Inside the enclosure you can find restaurants, bars and coffee shops, some of them open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- There are stores selling local products, rugs, gifts, sport goods, gems, handicrafts.
Baggage- Free trolleys and porters available around the clock in the Arrivals and Departures areas. Enquiries about lost property should be directed to Tel +92 919 211 525 ext. 3063.
Other Services- Prayer rooms, medical clinic.

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There is a parking lot for short stays in front of the terminal building and another one a little further away for longer periods.

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Passengers with special needs should contact their airline before their arrival to the airport. You can request wheelchairs from special counters located in the Arrivals and Departures Halls.

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The nearest options are found inside the city. Shuttle buses available. Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport (Tel +92 219 924 2600), Embassy Inn (Tel +92 213 453 5461), Karachi Marriott Hotel (Tel +92 213 568 0111), Airport Hotel (Tel +92 213 457 0141), Elegant Palace Guest House (Tel +92 213 468 7776), Cosy Inn Guest House (Tel +92 345 328 4625), Days Inn Karachi (Tel +92 213 438 8140), Patel Residency (Tel +92 213 452 2215), Hotel Mehran (Tel +92 345 464 4666), Hilltop Hotel (Tel +92 345 324 4043).

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Latest updates: April, 19, 2017