Lahore Airport Expansion Project

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Re: Allama Iqbal International Airport expansion programme

Post by PK777 » Sun May 23, 2010 7:08 pm

faiq wrote:When is the expantion expected of the airport. Because current airport cannot even support the parking of two B773 side by side because of the gap between the bridges is less. Airport was designed to park 7 A310 side by side which was wrong and now as teh traffic increases more bridges are required along with immigration and check in counters. :-k
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by MoHZ » Tue May 25, 2010 8:20 pm

I experienced this last month also... there were 4 desks for immigration. 709 arrived from MAN a 773 (my flight) closely followed by 778 from GLA an A310.

Baggage carousels were a chaos too and so was that bag scanner too before leaving the terminal...

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by faiq » Wed May 26, 2010 4:49 pm

I know the problem is there.. so whats the plan to sort this out. When is the expantion expected.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by PK777 » Thu May 27, 2010 1:34 am

faiq wrote:I know the problem is there.. so whats the plan to sort this out. When is the expantion expected.
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Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:59 am

According to statement of Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Aviation Shujaat Azim:

"prime minister had approved a plan to expand Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport.

It has been decided to increase the number of counters at the departure lounges of the Lahore and introduce a passenger-friendly immigration system."

Source: DAWN

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:35 pm

According to PTV News, today a delegation of Turkish construction companies met Punjab Chief Minister to exchange views on proposed expansion of Lahore Airport.

Turkish companies have shown interest in taking part in Lahore Airport expansion project, according to the news channel.

The government should also consider granting Open Skies to Lahore Airport to attract more foreign airlines and allow increase in frequency of flights of foreign airlines already serving Lahore. It will help the airport in increasing its revenue generation/business.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:24 pm

Representatives of Turkish construction companies TAV Construction (tavconstruction.com) and STFA (stfa.com) met with Pakistani government officials and discussed matters related to airports expansion and management in Pakistan.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:43 pm

Lahore Airport expansion work will be completed in two years, according to PTV News.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat May 03, 2014 9:05 pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a speech in London said that existing terminal building of Lahore Airport will be expanded and the airport will have a separate terminal for domestic flights.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by altitude » Sat May 03, 2014 11:37 pm

Abbas Ali wrote: the airport will have a separate terminal for domestic flights.

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:shock: is Lahore airport that small?
I have traveled to and from Lahore on domestic route, i do not think there is a need of separate terminal for domestic flights.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by raihans » Sun May 04, 2014 12:57 am

altitude wrote:
Abbas Ali wrote: the airport will have a separate terminal for domestic flights.

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:shock: is Lahore airport that small?
I have traveled to and from Lahore on domestic route, i do not think there is a need of separate terminal for domestic flights.
actually more space is required for international flights so most probably the domestic terminal will be some other building and the current one will be completely utilized for international flights, if i understood correctly :roll:
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by cpt_747 » Sun May 04, 2014 2:53 pm

A step in the right direction, it was a due for a long time.

At the moment the immigration system is almost non-existent as just one or two counters are not enough to cater for 300-500 people at once. Especially after 7-8 hours long flight, the last thing you want is to be held up in a small & over crowded room without any ventilation or que system.

I think they should completely re-vamp the entire structure to make it an open & friendly place.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:55 pm

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) board has approved expansion of Lahore Airport and work will start soon.

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Hopefully project tender notices will appear in newspapers in coming months.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by Humsafar » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:50 pm

Wonder how long the project will take.

What is the immigration situation like as is in Lahore? Never flown through there, but it's not so great in Karachi. I wish they'd make some expansion there too.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Approved

Post by baberblues » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:35 pm

In my experience, the immigration experience is terrible, its slow, crowdy and busy as hell most times during the day/night.