The New Gwadar Airport is a joint venture between Pakistan, Oman, and China. The Sultanate of Oman provided USD17.5 million for the airport project, whilst China plans to invest USD662 million for land development, seaport and airport works in and around Gwadar. Pakistan plans to develop the new facility on a 4000-acre land plot 25km away from the existing Gwadar International Airport. The China Communications Construction Company has been awarded the USD246m project, which is expected to be complete within a 30-month period.
Gwadar International Airport serves the free trade port city of Gwadar, on the southwestern coast of Pakistan. Gwadar is one of the few planned cities in Pakistan (others being Faisalabad, Jauharabad and Islamabad, which has been developed from scratch under an urban master plan. The airport handles domestic and regional services from Pakistan International Airlines. Pakistan plans to construct a new Gwadar Airport 25km from the existing facility. The new airport is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Jun-2018. China’s Acting Ambassador to Pakistan Zhao Lijian reported the design for New Gwadar Airport is completed. Mr Zhao said construction works for the airport development project will commence by the end of 2018.
Gwadar International Airport 3D Design
Gwadar International Airport will create lots of opportunity for businessman and open the new industry to work on. We encourage all CPECB active member to explore the opportunity in building New Gwadar International.
New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA)Project
Project Description: Construction of New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA), along with allied facilities for the new airport that will be capable of handling a combination of ATR 72, Airbus, (A-300), Boeing (B-737) and Boeing (B-747) for domestic as well international routes.
- Proposing Agency: Aviation Division
|Gurandani, 26 KM east of Gwadar City, Balochistan
|Estimated Cost (US $ Million)
|Executing Company / Sponsors
|Civil Aviation Authority
|Chinese Government Grant
|Project Progress Update
It is a large airport in Balochistan, Pakistan, as it operates to cater mainly to the population of Gwadar. Pakistan International Airlines, the main airline flying out of the airport, connects Gwadar to Karachi, Turbat, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Tehran, Mashhad, Bahrain and Muscat. Other airlines had recently launched their flights to Gwadar and currently had been doing pretty well due to successful performance. These included Oman Air, which flew to Muscat using ATR 42 aircraft, and Airblue, which started twice-daily flights to Karachi through its joint venture partner JS Air.
Pakistan anticipates Gwadar becoming a regional economic hub and, in preparation for this, has issued a directive for the development of New Gwadar International Airport. For this purpose, the CAA has earmarked 3000 acres (12 km²) of land 26 km northeast of the existing airport. The new airport is expected to cost $250 million. It will be given international status and operate under the open skies policy. In the meantime, there are plans at the existing airport to further facilitate the movement of wide-bodied aircraft.