Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore is situated on eastern side of Lahore. It is spread over a total of 1,364 acres. It comprises of new terminal complex, an old terminal building including State Lounge and Hajj Lounge. The airport can accommodate a Boeing 747 jumbo jet.
The new terminal complex was commissioned in March 2003. Allama airport is presently handling 4.21 million passengers (Domestic / International, Arrivals / Departures) and 85,000 tons of cargo per annum. Presently 15 airlines are operating which includes 4 local airlines i.e. PIA, Air Blue, Air Indus and Shaheen and 11 international airlines i.e. Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Saudia , Gulf Air, Air Arabia, Thai Air, Turkish Air, Kuwait Airways, Oman and Fly NAS.
The airport is about 15 kilometres from Lahore city centre.