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Safety checks conducted at new Gwadar International Airport.
Operation of first test flight to & from new Gwadar International Airport expected on March 23 - Pakistan Day.

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British Department for Transport (DFT) has decided to provide modern machines to Pakistan airports for security purposes, reported sources.

According to sources, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to install modern security machines, provided by DFT, at Lahore and Karachi airports.

Sources said these machines would not only increase the efficiency and speed of holding baggage screening but would also result in removal of additional measures on hold baggage screening for UK bound flights.

“UK high commission is trying its best to get the machines shipped through its contractor, as soon as possible to Pakistan,” they say.

The latest development is an indication that UK is planning to open its airports for Pakistani origin airlines as recent meetings between CAA, DFT and UK aviation termed extremely positive.
New Gwadar International Airport Lights are Up..
New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) under CPEC is taking shape! With a 12000-foot runway & modern facilities, this airport is capable to accommodate the largest aircraft such as A380 & B747..


Night landing operation installed at Gwadar airport​

May 30, 2023

Gwadar International Airport has recently undergone a significant night landing operation, amounting to a staggering investment of more than 230 million dollars. The funding for this ambitious project was provided by the Chinese government as part of the grants associated with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor..

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday launched a landing operation for flights during night hours at the Gwadar International Airport. In this regard, the CAA has issued directives to airlines and aviation companies, saying that overnight parking at the Gwadar airport will not be allowed. “Only military aircraft and those belonging to the Balochistan government will be allowed to park at night at the Gwadar International Airport,” it said.
The country’s largest airport – New Gwadar International Airport – is located in Gurandani, which is 26km east of Gwadar city. It is the first airport in Balochistan that has allowed night landings. The CAA has issued instructions to all airlines and aviation companies for September and clarified that overnight parking of aircraft will not be allowed.

The aviation regulator said military and Balochistan government flights will have special permission. “The security arrangements in this regard will have to be done by themselves,” the CAA said. Gwadar International Airport is situated 14 km (9 miles) north of the city centre of Gwadar. Moreover, Pakistan International Airlines connects Gwadar to Karachi, Turbat, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Tehran, Mashhad, Bahrain and Muscat. The airport welcomes local and international flights to the port city.

The project was financed through the Chinese government’s grant under the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, and its cost was estimated at $230 million.

According to the CPEC website, the airport’s construction created 3,000 jobs. The groundbreaking ceremony of the airport was held on March 29, 2019, by then-prime minister Imran Khan. Implementation of the project was handed over to the Aviation Division. Meanwhile, its construction work began on October 31, 2019. As per the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor portal, the expected completion date of the project was March 2023.

“Construction of New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA), along with allied facilities for a new airport that will be capable of handling a combination of ATR 72, Airbus, (A-300), Boeing (B-737), and Boeing (B-747) for domestic as well international routes,” the website mentions regarding the much-anticipated facility.
Update from New Gwadar International Airport

> The terminal building has been sealed off and is undergoing indoor mechanical and electrical equipment installation and decoration.

> Indoor equipment installation and decoration work for ATC building and tower.

> The runway, connecting runway, taxiway, service lane and concrete pavement of the station floor have been completed. The navigational lighting aid system has been completed.

> These lights include runway center line lights, runway edge lights, approach lights, etc.



In a groundbreaking development, approximately "12 MW" of electricity has been approved for New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) to fulfill all its electricity needs for 24 hours without any interruption.

Federal Budget 2023-24: Rs. 5 billion earmarked for New Gwadar International Airport​

Yasir Habib Khan
Jun 10, 2023

GWADAR- Pakistan’s new Federal budget 2023-24 has allocated about Rs. 5 billion in the total cost of New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA). With the allocation, NGIA’s total cost will be increased from Rs. 55.4 billion to Rs 60.208 billion.

Ministry of planning has already approved the Rs. 5 billion in the meeting of Central Development Working Committee (CDWP), high-powered government decision-making body, on June 02 in Islamabad.

The government had originally sanctioned the project’s construction at a cost of PKR 7.5 billion in 2010. The first revision of PKR 22.5 billion was approved in 2015. Second revision occurred with revised PC-I at a cost to Rs 51.298 billion in December 2021. Later Rs 55.4 billion was greenlighted October 12, 2020.

The NGIA will play a pivotal role in establishing Gwadar's strategic importance, meeting the forecasted increase in aviation activity, and supporting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

In relation to the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) project, the Planning Minister emphasized the importance of providing ample job opportunities to the local population of Gwadar. Furthermore, he emphasized that special attention should be given to prioritizing and expediting the completion of critical components of the Gwadar Airport project.
The passenger terminal building of the New Gwadar International Airport is almost ready.
The under-construction airport is expected to become operational this year.


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