Benazir Bhutto International Airport

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The Benazir Bhutto Airport, also Islamabad airport (English: Benazir Bhutto Airport, Islamabad International Airport or Chaklala also Airport ) is the third largest airport of Pakistan. Namesake was the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

Location and Directions

The airport is located eight kilometers south-southwest of the city of Islamabad and three kilometers east of Rawalpindi. By car, the airport, among others, on the Islamabad Highway can be reached.

Navigation aids

The Tower ( TWR ) sends and receives on the frequency: 123.7 MHz. The airport has several navigation aids. The start and runway 12/30 has an instrument landing system (ILS ). The non-directional beacon ( NDB ) transmits on the frequency: 344 kHz with code SN. The omnidirectional radio range (VOR) transmits on frequency: 112.1 MHz with code SN. A distance measuring equipment (DME ) is available.


On 28 July 2010, all 152 people were on board an Airbus A321 of Airblue on landing at Islamabad killed. Flight ABQ202, coming from Karachi airport, crashed 14 km northwest of Benazir Bhutto airport in the Margalla Hills. At the time of the accident, there was rain and visibility is 2 km away.

On 20 April 2012, all 127 people were killed live on board a Boeing 737-200 airline Bhoja Airlines as it approached Islamabad. B4 Flight 213, coming from Karachi airport hit on Islamabad Express Highway at 18:40 local time on the final approach to runway 30, broke up and burned near the Chaklala Air Base.

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