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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by faisal-777 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:27 pm

Ammar wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 am
If one has a return flight around 16/17th August from London on PK, where should they expect to be landing?

New Airport or BBIAP?
Expect to land at the old ISB. The switch to airport is going to take a lot of time. 14 Aug is only an inauguration date (which I personally think is also a political stunt) and is no guarantee that the airport can be operated 100% flawlessly from this date. I personally believe only some hajj flights will probably be taking off or landing after this date. All the major carriers will take some time to switch (could be anytime between 6 months to 1 year).

Also the access to airport is right now a total mess due to Metro being built. Lanes closed, diversions due to construction work can be seen on the way from Islamabad. The metro work clearly doesn't seem to be completing before the end of year.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm

According to PTV News, a parliamentary committee has proposed 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' as the name for New Islamabad International Airport.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Hamad » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:52 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm
According to PTV News, a parliamentary committee has proposed 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' as the name for New Islamabad International Airport.

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Although Karachi is named Jinnah Int'l I its actually the same - haven't expected that :-k .
Unfortuante that they won't name it after Abdul Satter Edhi
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by ammad » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 am

Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm
According to PTV News, a parliamentary committee has proposed 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' as the name for New Islamabad International Airport.

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This is kind of Duplicate. OLD Karachi Airport was Quaid-e-Azam International Airport QIAP later on new Terminal was added called Jinnah Terminal and then Jinnah Terminal once fully operational becomes Jinnah Airport.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Ammar » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:14 am

faisal-777 wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Ammar wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 am
If one has a return flight around 16/17th August from London on PK, where should they expect to be landing?

New Airport or BBIAP?
Expect to land at the old ISB. The switch to airport is going to take a lot of time. 14 Aug is only an inauguration date (which I personally think is also a political stunt) and is no guarantee that the airport can be operated 100% flawlessly from this date. I personally believe only some hajj flights will probably be taking off or landing after this date. All the major carriers will take some time to switch (could be anytime between 6 months to 1 year).

Also the access to airport is right now a total mess due to Metro being built. Lanes closed, diversions due to construction work can be seen on the way from Islamabad. The metro work clearly doesn't seem to be completing before the end of year.
Thank you very much for the detailed answer and info.

Was hoping the shift would be swift and would get the chance to see new Isloo Airport, or QIAP as it will probably be called.
But I suppose we wont be free of this old junkyard of an airport for quite a while.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:54 am

Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm
According to PTV News, a parliamentary committee has proposed 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' as the name for New Islamabad International Airport.

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Liaqat Ali Khan International Airport would have been better
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:56 am

Ammar wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:14 am
faisal-777 wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Ammar wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 am
If one has a return flight around 16/17th August from London on PK, where should they expect to be landing?

New Airport or BBIAP?
Expect to land at the old ISB. The switch to airport is going to take a lot of time. 14 Aug is only an inauguration date (which I personally think is also a political stunt) and is no guarantee that the airport can be operated 100% flawlessly from this date. I personally believe only some hajj flights will probably be taking off or landing after this date. All the major carriers will take some time to switch (could be anytime between 6 months to 1 year).

Also the access to airport is right now a total mess due to Metro being built. Lanes closed, diversions due to construction work can be seen on the way from Islamabad. The metro work clearly doesn't seem to be completing before the end of year.
Thank you very much for the detailed answer and info.

Was hoping the shift would be swift and would get the chance to see new Isloo Airport, or QIAP as it will probably be called.
But I suppose we wont be free of this old junkyard of an airport for quite a while.
It's impossibe to switch airports overnight!
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:34 am

The name 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' for the new airport was approved through a resolution passed by a parliamentary rules, procedures and privileges committee.

A special committee has been constituted to propose name for the new airport and I believe name recommended by that special committee will be considered for the new airport.
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Cabinet Special Committee formed to propose name for New Islamabad International Airport.

Committee members include:

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb
Adviser to Prime Minister for National History & Literary Heritage Irfan Siddique
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Law Barrister Zafarullah Khan

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by faisal-777 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:18 pm

Pakistan-1 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:54 am
Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm
According to PTV News, a parliamentary committee has proposed 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' as the name for New Islamabad International Airport.

Abbas
Liaqat Ali Khan International Airport would have been better
None of these, actually "Gandhara International Airport" would have sounded much cooler !
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:15 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:34 am
The name 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' for the new airport was approved through a resolution passed by a parliamentary rules, procedures and privileges committee.

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#-o We already have Jinnah International Airport. Didn't this thing came into their minds.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:04 pm

faisal-777 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:18 pm
Pakistan-1 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:54 am
Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm
According to PTV News, a parliamentary committee has proposed 'Quaid-e-Azam International Airport' as the name for New Islamabad International Airport.

Abbas
Liaqat Ali Khan International Airport would have been better
None of these, actually "Gandhara International Airport" would have sounded much cooler !
Sure does plus it reminds the people of Pakistan of it's history and why there is a white bar in its flag
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:56 pm

In July 21 newspapers:

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tender notice offering business opportunities at New Islamabad International Airport.

1. To establish, operate & maintain 4/5 Star Hotel.

2. To establish, operate & maintain Transit Hotel.

3. To establish Multipurpose Shopping Mall including Cinepax, Food Court & Office Block.

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) bids invitation for Self branding on side walls of Cargo Complex at Islamabad International Air Port (IIAP).

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:05 pm

I think much of the work is still incomplete and our honourable PM will do what he is doing. He will inaugurate the airport on 14th August which will still be under progress for completion and will take the credits for next election!

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:14 pm

Abdulrafeysiddiqui wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:05 pm
I think much of the work is still incomplete and our honourable PM will do what he is doing. He will inaugurate the airport on 14th August which will still be under progress for completion and will take the credits for next election!
doubt he will last that long
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:13 pm

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tender notice in July 25 newspaper for establishment of Office Block at New Islamabad International Airport on an area measuring 10,793 square yards and reserve price of Rs. 12,000/- per square yard for a period of 30 years on lease basis.

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