Islamkot International Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mai Bakhtawar International Airport or Islamkot International Airport is a airport near Mithi and Islamkot, Tharparkar District in the Sindh province of Pakistan.[1][2]

It has been constructed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan at a cost of Rs. 972.07 million at the request of the Sindh Coal Authority to facilitate the development of the Thar coalfields nearby.[1] Clearance for the construction of the airport was given by Pakistan's Ministry of Defence on 25 September 2009 as it lies within 80 km (50 mi) of Pakistan's international border with India.[3]

It is being constructed to cater for Category-C aircraft as per ICAO standards and will have a 7,000 ft. long runway.[1]

The airport would be used for both civil and military air traffic.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Construction of Airport at Thar Coalfields". Thar Coal Energy Board, Government of Sindh. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "CAA to develop airstrip at Thar coalfield". nation.com.pk. The Nation. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100107151454/http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Karachi/27-Sep-2009/Ministry-nods-for-Thar-Airstrip-project. Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)