The New Islamabad International Airport has been officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The first flight from Karachi has landed at 11 am at the New Islamabad International Airport. PK-300 carrying 150 travelers have landed at the new airport. Also, the first flight will depart from the airport for Karachi at 12.30 pm.
Pictures of PM Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Inaugurating the New Islamabad Airport
Pictures of the First Flight to New Islamabad International Airport
— PIA (@Official_PIA) May 1, 2018
The airport will be completely functional from Thursday.
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There will be five-level security systems at the new airport for baggage check, the food court, a small cinema, kids area and car parking which can accommodate 2200 to 2500 vehicles. Along with a public car parking, a separate car parking has been established for the airport staff.
The airport was visited by Minister for Interior, Planning and Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Monday as he reviewed the security and facilities of the airport.
He later tweeted, “Instructed FIA staff at new Islamabad Airport to show exemplary courtesy to incoming and outgoing passengers and be Brand Ambassadors of Rising Pakistan.”
Instructed FIA staff at new Islamabad Airport to show exemplary courtesy to incoming and outgoing passengers and be Brand Ambassadors of Rising Pakistan.
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) April 30, 2018
It is pertinent to mention here that New Islamabad International Airport has No Name. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rejected all three names that were proposed to him for new Islamabad International Airport. The three names suggested to the Prime Minister by his colleagues for the New Islamabad International Airport were Liaquat Ali Khan, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, and Gandhara. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi refused all the names “without giving any specific justification”. Twitteratis want the airport to be named after Abdul Sattar Edhi but it seems that the airport will remain nameless.