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CAA Starts Expansion Work At Airport In GilgitApparently the main aim of these projects is to provide better facilities to passengers of domestic flights already operating from these two airports and reduce number of delayed flights for Gilgit by upgrading aircraft landing system at to enable or imporve flight operations in bad weather conditions. The completion of Gilgit expansion/upgradation might also help PIA in increasing flight frequencies for these two airports. I think extenstion of Gilgit Airport runway will also be useful for operating Pakistan Air Force Ilyushin Il-78 Midas tanker/transport aircraft. I also hope the upgraded/expanded/renovated terminal building at airports of Gilgit and Skardu are designed and built according to those areas' local building/architecture design traditions.
StructureBecause of its short runway located at the edge of a slope, even Boeing 737s and similar-sized jet aircraft cannot operate at Gilgit Airport. Pakistan International Airlines operates ATR 42 aircraft on the Gilgit-Islamabad route. Other aircraft that operate at the airport include the military Lockheed C-130 Hercules. In the past, Fokker F-27 Friendship was being used but later it was replaced by ATR 42.A new terminal was constructed in 2014 which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. This terminal included modern check-in facilities as well as different arrival and departure sections.This airport when planned, composed of the land twice as big as it is now. But due to excessive water leakage from the ground, the land was used to create a public park in the vicinity of this airport. The park was named as CAA Park or City Park Gilgit. The leakage was caused due to excessive bombings on this area during War Period.
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