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Domestic Flights in Pakistan

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Domestic Flights in Pakistan

Disocver domestic flights in Pakistan in the search section above, or read on to learn more about Pakistan domestic flights including where to go and the best airlines for domestic flights. If you are looking for domestic flights in other countries, check out this page.

What is a domestic flight?


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A domestic flight within Pakistan is a flight that departs and flies off from one destination in Pakistan, for example, Islamabad and lands at another destination in Pakistan, for instance, Karachi. As the flight doesn't leave Pakitan's territory, the flight will be known as a domestic flight because the departure destination and arrival destination is within the same country.

As a domestic flight means that one doesn't leave the country, you are not subject to border and immigration controls. Also, you aren't required to use your passport. However, you will still need a valid photo ID, so many people choose to use their passport anyway. Those living in Pakistan or have a reference with the country from out of Pakistan can use a Pak-identity card also known as a Nadra card instead of using a passport to travel domestically. Read more about travel documents here.

Why book domestic flights in Pakistan?


Pakistan is home to one of the busiest cities such as Karachi, the most populous city in Pakistan and the 5th most populous city proper in the world with the oldest architectural designs, dating back to the Victorian era, and some of the tallest, modern-day architectural wonders. 5 of the 14 highest independent peaks in the world including K2 which is the second tallest mountain in the world are in Pakistan. From the historical events, tourists have been discouraged to visit Pakistan, however, with recent changes in leadership and more control by taken by the military, Pakistan hopes to boost its tourism and infrastructure.

Pakistan is also a large country, measuring more than 880,000 sq km. Domestic flights are a great way of getting around. Many people decide to choose to fly domestically within Pakistan because saves time as air travel is much quicker. Pakistan's national flag carrier is Pakistan International Airlines which many passengers choose to fly with however many passengers also fly with low-cost airlines such as Airblue and Serene Air.

Busiest Airports in Pakistan

Based on julio 2017 to junio 2018 data from Pakistan Airports Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan. Based on passenger traffic of people arriving, departs or passes through the airport.

Rank Airport City Served Passengers Airlines
1 Jinnah International Airport Karachi 7,267,582 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air
2 Islamabad International Airport Islamabad/Rawalpindi 5,078,705 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air
3 Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore 5,031,857 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air
4 Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar 1,578,319 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air
5 Multan International Airport Multan 1,339,179 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue
6 Sialkot International Airport Sialkot 790,043 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue
7 Faisalabad International Airport Faisalabad 555,938 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air
8 Quetta International Airport Quetta 417,522 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air
9 Sukkur Airport Sukkur 114,081 Pakistan International Airlines
10 Shaikh Zayed International Airport Rahim Yar Khan 87,341 Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue

What are the top airlines for domestic travel in Pakistan?

The following airlines are Pakistan's airlines which operate domestic flights within the country:

Pakistan International Airlines


Serene Air


Pakistan's Domestic Flights

Do I need to carry a passport for domestic flights in Pakistan?

This will depend on the airline you're travelling with. A form of photo identification such as Pak-Identity card or Nadra card should be enough for domestic travel within Pakistan. It's always important to check beforehand, so either contact us or the airline itself to check the airline's policy.

What is the baggage allowance on Pakistan domestic flights?

The baggage allowance differs depending on the airline, route and fare you are travelling on. Check your specific allowance with the airline directly or on your electronic ticket, because sometimes routes and aircraft that you may be travelling on may mean the baggage allowance varies. It is also important to check the dimension restrictions of baggage so that you are not charged for excess baggage amount at the check-in.

What time do I need to check-in at the airport for domestic flights in Pakistan?

Although the check-in times will vary depending on the airline and airport you are flying with, the check-in time for domestic flights is often later than it's for international flights, as passengers normally need less time to get through the immigration and border controls at the airport.

Can I buy domestic flights in Pakistan online?

Absolutely, you can buy domestic flights in Pakistan online with Alternative Airlines. Use our search bar at the top of the page to search for flights between your two chosen Pakistani destinations and simple click search flights. You'll then be shown all available flights from all airlines and then you can choose the best airline that suits you!

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