نواب شاہ ہوائی اڈا
Nawāb Shāh Havā'ī Aḍā
|Operator||Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan Air Force|
|Location||Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Elevation AMSL||29 m / 95 ft|
Nawabshah Airport (IATA: WNS, ICAO: OPNH) is an airport located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Nawabshah, a city in the Pakistani province of Sindh. It has one runway, which has a length of 2,743 metres (8,999 ft). Built by the British Raj, Nawabshah Airport does not handle any scheduled passenger flights, but it has been used as a diversion airport. It is also used by the Pakistan Air Force.
The airport dates to the time of the British Raj. In the early 1960s, a concrete runway was laid. A new terminal building was completed in October 1992, and a new apron and runway were commissioned in 1998.
Nawabshah Airport does not receive any scheduled flights as of November 2016. It has been used as a diversion airport for aircraft suffering mechanical problems or when Jinnah International Airport in Karachi is closed, during the 2014 Jinnah International Airport attack for example. In addition, the Pakistan Air Force operates at the airport alongside the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
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