Islamabad (April 07, 2018): Pakistan International Airline (PIA) will land its first mock flight at the New Islamabad International Airport on Saturday, said authorities.
PK-9001 will depart from the Benazir International Airport at 12:30 pm and is expected to land at the new Islamabad Airport at 1:00 pm.PIA Chief Executive Officer Musharraf Rasool will observe the mock exercise today. The airport will be inaugurated formally on April 20 for regular international and domestic flights. Authorities said the old Benazir Bhutto International Airport would be transferred to the new airport between April 19 and April 20.According to the details, the airport which is designed as “Y” shape, spreads over 19 square kilometres with 15 passenger boarding bridges, it includes facilities to accommodate two double-deck A380, as many as 15 remote bays and seven remote bays for small aircraft.
The new airport will become the country’s biggest international airport for its frequency of landing and the number of passenger handling services. It is located 30 kms away from the central Islamabad, while construction work on the project was started in April 2007.