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Allama Iqbal International Airport

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Name Allama Iqbal International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Pakistan PK.gif
Location Lahore, Punjab
Serving Lahore
Elevation 212.75 m
698 ft
698 ft212.75 m
Coordinates 31° 31' 13.56" N, 74° 24' 16.33" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18L/36R 3360 m11,023.622 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
18R/36L 2743 m8,999.344 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation OPLA 190755Z 12005KT 7000 FEW100 33/22 Q1007 BECMG 8000 RMK QFE981 RMK A29.74
Station Lahore Airport
Date/Time 19 August 2019 07:55:00
Wind direction 120°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 33°C
Dew point 22°C
Humidity 52%
QNH 1007 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike

Allama Iqbal International Airport is the second-largest civil airport in Pakistan, serving Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province. Previously known as the Lahore International Airport until 2003, it was renamed after Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal.


Humid subtropical Climate/Winter-rainfall climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OPLA

  • B734, Lahore Pakistan, 2015 (On 3 November 2015, a Boeing 737-400 continued an unstabilised day approach to Lahore. When only the First Officer could see the runway at MDA, he took over from the Captain but the Captain took it back when subsequently sighting it. Finally, the First Officer took over again and landed after recognising that the aircraft was inappropriately positioned. Both main gear assemblies collapsed as the aircraft veered off the runway. The Investigation attributed the first collapse to the likely effect of excessive shimmy damper play and the second collapse to the effects of the first aggravated by leaving the runway.)