How to reach Multan International Airport?
Multan International Airport is situated in the well populated area of cantonment and it is easily accessible through Airport Road by using Jamil Abad Road from any part of the city. There is a drop off lane at the front of the terminal as well as a wide car parking area which can accommodate more than 400 vehicles.
When did PIA start operations from Multan Airport?
It was not until the birth of the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines in 1957, that PIA started operations from Multan Airport using Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1963, due to growth of the number of flights and larger aircraft requirements, the runway, taxi-ways and aprons where carpeted using bitumen.
Does Emirates fly to Multan?
Emirates Airline has ended operations to Multan on 26 October 2018 but it will carry on codeshare connections with Flydubai to the rest of the world. Multan International Airport is fitted with all the essentials for domestic and international flights with the inauguration of the new terminal.
When was Multan International Airport’s new terminal built?
Multan International Airport’s new terminal was built in 2015. As the demand for air travel began to surge, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority decided to upgrade the facilities for the airport in 2005. Initially the runway was upgraded to handle Boeing 747-400 operations at a cost of Rs 720m and was completed within the same year.
Why a cargo complex of international standard is required in Multan?
A cargo complex of international standard has also been established with a capacity of 10,000 metric tonnes per year to host international cargo flights from Multan which will boost exports of fruits particularly mangos and vegetables. There are plans that this would further increase to 30,000 metric tonnes every year.