Parachinar Airport

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Parachinar International Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorPakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Elevation AMSL5,800 ft / 1,768 m
Coordinates33°54′10″N 70°04′17″E / 33.90278°N 70.07139°E / 33.90278; 70.07139Coordinates: 33°54′10″N 70°04′17″E / 33.90278°N 70.07139°E / 33.90278; 70.07139
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,999 1,219 Bitumen

Parachinar Airport (IATA: PAJ, ICAO: OPPC) is an airport located in Parachinar, FATA, Pakistan. Located at about a 25-minute drive from the center of Parachinar, it is the only airport in FATA that is served by any passenger airline, namely Pakistan International Airlines. Presently (February 2007), the PIA service is temporarily suspended.[1]

The airport was built in the 1980s, following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, to provide military landing facilities.[2]

Airfield data

  • Runway 1: Aircraft size max: Airbus A330
  • Cargo Facilities: Animal Quarantine

See also

External links


  1. ^ Ashraf, Syed Irfan (9 November 2011). "The Kurram blockade". Dawn.
  2. ^ Ali, Zulfiqar (17 January 2008). "Airfield in Wana, Miramshah upgraded". Dawn (newspaper).