Jinnah International Airport

Jinnah International Airport (Urdu: جناح بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈا‎) (IATA: KHI, ICAO: OPKC) is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport. Located in Karachi, the largest city and capital of the Sindh province, it is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The airport provides a hub for the flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Indus, Shaheen Air, airblue and many other private airlines. The airport is equipped with aircraft engineering and overhauling facilities including the Ispahani Hangar for wide-body aircraft. In 2014-2015, 6,419,523 passengers used the airport and there were 48,837 aircraft movements. Concourse East is currently used by Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam members and non-affiliated airlines.

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Karachi

Karachi (Urdu: کراچی‎, Sindhi: ڪراچي‎ / ALA-LC: Karācī, IPA: [kəˈrɑːˌtʃi]) is the largest and most populous city in Pakistan and 7th most populous urban city in the world. It is the capital of Sindh province of Pakistan. It is the main seaport and financial center of Pakistan. Karachi is also known as City of Lights mainly due to the city's night life; it is famous for being a city that never sleeps. Karachi metro has an estimated population of over 23.5 million people as of 2013, and area of approximately 3,527 km2 (1,362 sq mi), resulting in a density of more than 6,000 people per square kilometre (15,500 per square mile). Karachi is the 7th largest urban agglomeration in the world, and the second largest in the Muslim world. It is also the world's 7th least expensive city to live based on cost of living. It is Pakistan's centre of banking, industry, economic activity and trade and is home to Pakistan's largest corporations, including those involved in textiles, shipping, the automotive industry, entertainment, the arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. The city is a hub of higher education in South Asia and the Muslim world. Karachi is also ranked as a beta world city. It was the capital of Pakistan until Islamabad was constructed as a capital to spread development evenly across the country and to prevent it from being concentrated in Karachi. Karachi is the location of the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim, two of the region's largest and busiest ports. After the independence of Pakistan, the city population increased dramatically when hundreds of thousands of Muslim Muhajirs from India and from other parts of South Asia came to settle in Karachi. The city is located on the Arabian Sea coastline. It is also known as the Uroos ul Bilaad, "The Bride of the Cities," the "City of Lights" and the "City of the Quaid," having been the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam, the Great Leader, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, who made the city his home after Pakistan's independence from the British Raj on 14 August 1947. The term "City of Lights" was first used during Ayub era when new buildings, residential and recreational areas were constructed. During British Raj, it was also described as "Paris of Asia." According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2009, Karachi had a total GDP of $78 billion with conservative projections expecting it to rise to $193 billion in 2025. The city generates 35% of Pakistan's tax revenue and is a transit point for majority of its trade.

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LCCs operating in Karachi

Flydubai

Air Arabia

Direct flights from Karachi

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Dubai From $133 (Tax incl.)

  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • Shaheen Air (NL)

Lahore From $103 (Tax incl.)

  • Shaheen Air (NL)

Multan From $95 (Tax incl.)

  • Shaheen Air (NL)