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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 172255Z 33004KT 4000 FU FEW040 SCT100 23/21 Q1002 NOSIG RMK QFE976 RMK A29.58
Station Lahore Airport
Date/Time 17 August 2019 22:55:00
Wind direction 330°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 23°C
Dew point 21°C
Humidity 88%
QNH 1002 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.)