New Islamabad Airport’s launch is closing in. One of the country’s biggest airports is set to be operational by 14th August 2017. A few months ago, a video went viral, giving us a sneakpeak at the new airport, now we have several pictures which show the current state of infrastructure.
Government revealed that the airport would be 95 percent complete by the end of March and by looking at the pictures, we think things are finally on schedule. Previously the airport’s launch date was delayed several times.
The new airport is estimated to serve 4,500 people at the same time. 15 aircraft parking bays and the ability to dock two Airbus A-380 planes, makes it the stand out air hub in Pakistan. State of the art facilities in cargo management, safety, security and passenger facilitation are sure to improve people’s air travel experience.
Linked motorways, GT road and metro bus project will make the airport easily accessible for people in the whole region.
Previously, the airport has garnered a lot of attention thanks to year-long delays and design flaws. The airport was supposed to have the capacity to fly and land two planes at the same time, but an engineering error led to the construction of airways closer than they should have been. The project cost has exceeded Rs. 100 billion.