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Name Allama Iqbal International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Pakistan PK.gif
Location Lahore, Punjab
Serving Lahore
Elevation 212.75 m
698 ft
Coordinates 31° 31' 13.5608", 74° 24' 16.3271"
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18L/36R 3360 m11,023.622 ft 46 m150.919 ft CON yes/yes
18R/36L 2743 m8,999.344 ft 46 m150.919 ft ASP yes/yes

Observation OPLA 250355Z 36009KT 4000 FU NSC 16/10 Q1020 A30.09 BECMG 5000
Station Lahore Airport
Date/Time 25 February 2018 03:55:00
Wind direction 360°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 10°C
Humidity 67%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike

Allama Iqbal International Airport is the second-largest civil airport in Pakistan, serving Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province. Previously known as the Lahore International Airport until 2003, it was renamed after Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal.


Humid subtropical Climate/Winter-rainfall climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa).



Airport Layout

Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OPLA

  • B734, Lahore Pakistan, 2015 (On 3 November 2015, a Boeing 737-400 continued an unstabilised day approach to Lahore. When only the First Officer could see the runway at MDA, he took over from the Captain but the Captain took it back when subsequently sighting it. Finally, the First Officer took over again and landed after recognising that the aircraft was inappropriately positioned. Both main gear assemblies collapsed as the aircraft veered off the runway. The Investigation attributed the first collapse to the likely effect of excessive shimmy damper play and the second collapse to the effects of the first aggravated by leaving the runway.)