Skardu Airport

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Skardu Airport

سکردو ہوائی اڈا
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Summary
Airport typeCivil/Military
OwnerGovernment of Pakistan
OperatorPakistan Civil Aviation Authority
ServesSkardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
LocationSkardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Elevation AMSL7,316 ft / 2,230 m
Coordinates35°20′08″N 075°32′10″E / 35.33556°N 75.53611°E / 35.33556; 75.53611Coordinates: 35°20′08″N 075°32′10″E / 35.33556°N 75.53611°E / 35.33556; 75.53611
Map
KDU is located in Pakistan
KDU
KDU
Location of airport in Pakistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 11,944 3,641 Asphalt
15/33 8,740 2,664 Asphalt
Statistics (2017-18)
Passengers60,871
Passenger changeIncrease2%
Aircraft movements462

Skardu Airport (IATA: KDU, ICAO: OPSD) is a domestic civil airport in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is connected with Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and Gilgit, the provincial capital of Gilgit-Baltistan, through regular Pakistan International Airlines flights. It also serves as a forward operating base of the Pakistan Air Force.[1]

Skardu Airport has two asphalt runways, one 8,740 ft (2,664 m) long and the other 11,944 ft (3,641 m) long. The airport operates from dawn to dusk.

Skardu, along with Gilgit, are the major tourism, trekking and expedition hubs in Gilgit-Baltistan. It therefore attracts tourists from around the world. Due to extreme weather and mountainous terrain, the means for getting around are limited. Hotels are available in the city to cater to the significant tourist activity.

Skardu, along with Gilgit, are the major tourism, trekking and expedition hubs in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It therefore attracts tourists from around the world.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contingency plan ready to respond to threats: PAF". 28 March 2010.

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