Quaid-E-Azam International Airport (KHI)

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Quaid-E-Azam International Airport (KHI)
AddressCivil Aviation Authority, Karachi, Pakistan
Telephone(021) 9924 8690.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Pakistan Standard Time: GMT/UTC +5
LocationKarachi Jinnah International Airport is situated 14km (9 miles) east of central Karachi.
Airport codeKHI
Driving directionsFrom the centre of Karachi, take national route N5 (Shahrah-e-Faisal), then turn left on to Jinnah Terminal Road. The airport is well signposted.
Car rentalA number of private-hire taxi firms provide longer-term vehicle rental, with a driver included. Avis is also represented at the airport and offers self-drive vehicles, but it is generally advisable for foreign visitors to opt for a car with a driver.
Public transport and taxisBus: Regular bus services link the airport with the city; the journey time is around 50 minutes, and the fare is Rs50.
Taxi: A number of taxi companies operate from outside the terminal building, including Metro Radio Cab (tel: (021) 467 1004; www.metrocab.com.pk). The journey time to the city is around 25 minutes depending on traffic, and the fare starts from Rs300.
Car parkingShort-term parking is located immediately opposite the terminal building; while long-term parking is a little further from the terminal, but within easy walking distance.
Information and help desksAn information desk is situated in the arrivals area and staff speak English. There is also a train booking office.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A number of banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminal building.
Communications: There is a public call office in Hall 1, which also offers fax facilities. Telephone, fax and internet services are available in the departure lounge.
Food: Restaurants are available in the main terminal building, catering to both local and international tastes. There are also cafés and snack bars in the departure satellite areas.
Shopping: Karachi Jinnah International Airport offers a range of shopping options. Among these are gift shops selling locally produced products such as rugs and other gifts, as well as goods of Western origin. Duty-free shopping is also available.
Luggage: There are left-luggage facilities within the terminal for those wishing to store baggage. Free trolleys and dedicated porter services (Rs100 for domestic passengers and Rs200 for international passengers) are available. For lost and found items, contact the Civil Aviation Airline Baggage Lost and Found office within the terminal.
Other facilities: There are prayer rooms at various locations in the terminal, while a mosque is located outside the terminal, adjacent to the car parks.
Conference and business facilitiesThere is a VIP lounge open to premium passengers and certain credit and club card holders. Meeting and conference rooms can be found at the nearby Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport Hotel (tel: (021) 9924 2600; www.ramada.com).
Disabled facilitiesAssistance for the disabled is available on request from the airline prior to departure. Wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance can be found from desks in the arrival and departure areas of the terminal.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Karachi Jinnah International Airport, the closest being 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building. A range of international standard hotels is available in the city centre and business district.

Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport
The Ramada Plaza Karachi Airport is located less than 1 km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building, to which it is linked via a shuttle bus service. Facilities at the hotel include a gymnasium and pool, as well as meeting and event space.
Terminal 1, Star Avenue
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: (021) 9924 2600.
Web: www.ramada.com
Full airport nameKarachi Jinnah International Airport
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