Skardu Airport is a regional airport in Skārdu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Its IATA code is KDU and is located latitude 35.34 and longitude 75.54 in Pakistan and operates in PKT time zone which is the same time zone as Gilgit. It is connected with Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, and Gilgit, the provincial capital of Gilgit-Baltistan, through regular Pakistan International Airlines flights. It also serves as a Forward Operating Base of the Pakistan Air Force. It has 1 scheduled arrival routes within Pakistan and no international scheduled routes.
|Location:||Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan|
|Local Language Name:||سکردوکا ہوائی اڈا|
|Coordinates :||35°20′08″N 075°32′10″E|
|Airport type :||Civil/Military|
|Owner :||Government of Pakistan|
|Operator :||Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority|
|Serves :||Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan|
|Elevation AMSL :||7,316 ft / 2,230 m|
|Domestic Departures :||1|
|Domestic Arrivals :||1|
|1st Runway Length :||11944 ft / 3640 m|
|2nd Runway Length :||6501 ft / 1981 m|
|Airlines:||Pakistan International Airlines & Serene Air|
|Destinations:||Islamabad & TBA|
|Airports near Skardu:||Gilgit airport (144km) & Islamabad airport (305km)|
It has 2 runways that only allow daytime landings, and can handle virtually any type of aircraft such as oversized jumbo jets commercial jumbo jets and long haul transport aircraft. It regularly services large turboprop commuters, short and medium haul transport aircraft. It can support single engine aircraft, light twins, most business jets and commuter aircraft.
Airlines and Destinations
|Pakistan International Airlines||Islamabad|
The Airport operates from Dawn to Dusk.There are three lakes in the vicinity: Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura lake and Sadpara Lake. Skardu, along with Gilgit, are the major tourism, trekking and expedition hubs in Gilgit-Baltistan and it therefore attracts the tourists of concerned background from around the world. Due to extreme weather and mountainous terrain the means for getting around are limited. Hotels are available in the city to cater for the significant tourist activity. Skardu Airport has two asphalt runways, one 8,740 ft. (2,664 m) long and the other 11,944 ft. (3,641 m) long.
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