By Air, Lahore
I have a pleasant experience of flying with Air Blue. Plains are new & clean. Flights departed and arrived on time. The food was superb. All crew was cooperative. After making a very good reputition in domestic, now they are conqureing the international routes. For easier online booking facility Click http://www.airblue.com/index.asp. Karachi-Lahore-Islamabad UAN +9221-111-247-258
Karachi to Islamabad Daily 4 flights at 0700, 1130, 1800 & 2100 HRS
Islamabad to Karachi Daily 4 flights at 0930, 1330, 2030 & 2330HRS
Karachi to Lahore Daily 3 flights at 0800, 1530 & 2100 HRS
Lahore to Karachi Daily 3 flights at 0830, 1300 & 1830 HRS
Daily Flight to Peshawar
Karachi to Dubai Daily Flight
Islamabad to Manchester Daily Flight
Lahore to Dubai Daily Flight
Weekly 3 Flight to Jeddah from Karachi
Weekly 4 Flights to Jeddah from Lahore
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Lahore is easily accessible by air.
Following International airlines land at Lahore International airport which is located about 15 km from the city center
• Airblue (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah)
• Emirates (Dubai)
• Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi)
• Gulf Air (Bahrain)
• Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City)
• Pakistan International Airlines (Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Copenhagen, Dammam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuwait, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Milan, Muscat, New York-JFK, Paris, Riyadh, Tokyo, Toronto.
• Qatar Airways (Doha)
• Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina)
• Shaheen Air International (Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat)
• Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
• Thai Airways International (Bangkok)
• Airblue (Karachi)
• Pakistan International Airlines (Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan,Islamabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Multan, Nawabshah, Peshawar, Quetta, Rahim Yar Khan, Sukkur)
• Shaheen Air International (Karachi)
The new Lahore Airport was opened in 2003. Compared to the old one, it is a huge improvement, because it now is very modern, spacious and has all the facilities that you would expect from an international airport.
I actually feel that it is "under-utilized" at the moment because during the day you will see most of the departure/arrival gates empty. So they definitely have capacity to cater for additional flights from international destinations.
Now you can fly to Lahore even from/via Central Asia - UZBEKISTAN. Uzbekistan airways has started 3x week service to/from Tashkent-Lahore. They fly from Lahore to Tashkent on Tuesdays (11.00 hrs), Wednesdays (22.30 hrs) & Fridays (11.15 hrs), arrving in Tashkent after 2 hrs.
On Tuesday, there are good connections further from Tashkent to other European cities like London, Paris & Rome where as on the other days there are over night stay in Tashkent before your connecting flight.
Their current (November 2006) oneway fare from Lahore via Tashkent to London/Paris/Frankfurt is 26,000 Pakistani Rupees/430 USD (1 USD=60.5 PKRs.)
Departure from Allama Iqbal Intl. Airport was made very easy and comfortable by introducing new facilities at the airport. The waiting lounges were made very luxurious and comfortable for the passenegers. As u can see in the pic that there is a very clean adn beautiful lounge having nice sitting arrangement for the passengers.
This is the view of the airport while sitting inside the plane on Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. Here in the picture you can see the name of the airport written in the local language which is Urdu. It's written form is very similar to Arabic and Perssian.
Lahore has got a New international Airport which has start functioning from 14th August 2002 - The date of the Independence day of Pakistan. There are many airlines which fly in and out of Lahore. PIA which is Pakistan international Airline and PAkistan's offcial airline, is really good in service and punctuality. There are many flights daily from Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawer as well.
i traveled there from san francisco flying united airlines to hong kong then on to new delhi. from new delhi i traveled via pakistan airlines to lahore. i left flying pakistan airlines to karachi and on to dubai, uae. from dubai i flew lufthansa to london and united airlines to san francisco.
i used rickshaws, taxi, chartered buses and walked. it helps greatly if you can speak urdu even a little. while there are some people who speak english, it is often not the case.
This is the design of the newly opened up Lahore Airport. It is better than the old one because it is bigger, better and has more airlines operating through it.