Visit Multan International Airport From Multan

Multan International Airport  (IATA: MUX, ICAO: OPMT) is situated 4 km west of the city Multan in Punjab, Pakistan.It was originally built to cater mainly to the population of Multan, however as the airport gained much popularity traffic from surrounding areas which included Shujabad, Vehari, Lodhran, Khanewal, Mian Channu, Shorkot, Muzaffargarh, Kot Adu, Layyah, Rajanpur, Burewala, Chichawatni and Sahiwal.

History

Early beginning[edit] Multan International Airport traces its origins to the British Empire, when the Royal Air Force used the open space to fly in and out of the region during 1919. The area was used for aircraft that were able to land on gravel and grass surfaces. In 1934, Imperial Airways started to use the airfield for civil aircraft flights since Multan was considered a strategic position in the Punjab province of India. It was not until 1938 that Imperial Airways started to operate regular flights out of Multan. The flight would originate in Lahore, then fly into Multan, where it would continue its journey to Jacobabad and then Karachi.Following the independence of Pakistan from the British, Pak Air, a new airline to the dominion, started operations from Multan Airport. Multan Flying Club was also set up at the Airport within the same year. It was not until the birth of the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines in 1957, that PIA started operations from Airport using Douglas DC-3 aircraft. In 1963, due to growth of the number of flights and larger aircraft requirements, the runway, taxi-ways and aprons where carpeted using bitumen. A new control tower was constructed to meet the technological changes at that time. In 1971, as PIA had acquired Boeing aircraft, the runway was extended to 9000' by 100' to handle heavier aircraft and more passengers. The Airport terminal building was extended in 1977 which also saw the airport handle Boeing 720 aircraft. In 1980–88, the airport runway was strengthened and re-carpeted for the arrival of the Airbus A300. It was not until 1999, that PIA and private airline Aero Asia that gave airport an international status. Flights began to the Middle East such as Dubai and Kuwait.

Airport Services

  • Pakistan State Oil provide fuel services to all airlines flying out of the airport. (Jet A-100)
  • Fire fighting and Rescue Services. ICAO Category-9.
  • NDB operations available 24/7.
  • FIDS systems located in the lounges and briefing concourses showing television programs and flight information.
  • Airport Mosque located outside the terminal on the right hand side.
  • Baggage Trolleys for all arriving / Departing passengers on complimentary basis.
  • CAA Porter services.
  • Baggage wrapping services.
  • Facility for Assistance to Senior Citizens / Special Person.
  • Airport Medical Centre located adjacent to CAA Mosque.
  • CAA Facilitation/ Information Helpdesks at Arrival, Departure, CIP lounges & Concourse Hall.
  • Rent A Car facility and Metro Radio Cab Services.
  • Custom and Immigration for international flights
  • Aerodrome Reference Code: 4C.
  • NBP counter available for banking services.
  • ATM from Allied Bank (linked to MNET, 1LINK, and China UnionPay) working 24/7.
  • Flight Information and Assistance Office
  • Airline Ticketing offices (PIA, Shaheen Air, Airblue, Air Indus, Flydubai, Air Arabia, Emirates & Qatar Airways).

Located at: Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
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