Islamabad Airport sets record with six million passengers in 2023

Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad International Airport experienced an unprecedented surge in passenger traffic throughout the year 2023, reaching a historic milestone, according to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).

The spokesperson of PCAA, in a statement on Tuesday, revealed that a remarkable six million passengers either arrived at or departed from Islamabad International Airport via domestic or international flights during the past year.

This figure stands as the highest number of passengers recorded since the airport became operational.

The statistics further highlight that a substantial number of passengers, approximately 1.5 million, were served through 11,000 inbound or outbound domestic flights.

Additionally, over 4.5 million passengers utilised 20,000 international flights during the same period.

Notably, the cumulative number of passengers was distributed across a staggering 31,000 flights that operated through the airport over the last year.

The influx of visitors using the airport to receive or bid farewell to their loved ones was estimated to be three times higher than the actual passengers.

The surge in passenger numbers reflects Islamabad International Airport’s increasing significance as a key transportation hub, catering to both domestic and international travel needs.

The PCAA spokesperson emphasised that this substantial growth in passenger traffic underscores the efficiency and appeal of the airport’s operations.

The Islamabad International Airport continues to play a pivotal role in connecting people, fostering economic activities, and contributing to the overall development of the region.

Authorities are now looking forward to sustaining and further enhancing the airport’s services to meet the growing demands of travellers in the coming years.

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