New Islamabad Airport makes historic record

New Islamabad Airport makes historic record

ISLAMABAD - New Islamabad International Airport has handled more than 4.7 million domestic and international passengers since it became operational last year.

According to Aviation Division’s Secretary and Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Director-General Shahrukh Nusrat, the number of passengers is increasing at the airport, turning it into a regional hub.

He added that the CAA and Aviation Division officers monitor the airport regularly. They received a lot of complaints initially, but the number of complaints has gradually decreased over time.

The secretary said that presently, there is only one primary runway at the airport. However, the administration is trying to turn things around.

The airport was called the country’s first state-of-the-art airport by the previous government. It incurred at least Rs. 105 billion in construction costs. The cost covers everything from the modern security scanners to the truck art on the terminal building.