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Skardu Airport


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The airport is located:

  • next to the Gamba Skardu.
  • within 35 minutes from Skardu city


Skardu Airport has a single passenger terminal.

Skardu Airport Flights Schedule

Skardu Airport Flights schedule varies depending upon season weather. Flights operated only during day time and in clear weather.

Passengers experience stunning view of mighty Indus river and snow capped mountains surrounding the skardu airport. There are two runways at Skardu airport one is abandoned and operational runway has PCN of 40 and length of 12000ft. At apron upto 3 B737 can be parked.

Skardu airport is equipped with spacious Arrival, Departure and VIP lounge to cater the needs of passengers.

SKardu Airport KDU handles both domestic and going to operate international flights.

Skardu International Airport handled thousands of passengers each year.

Skardu Airport Departures

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Skardu Airport Arrivals

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Skardu Airport Live Traffic

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Experience and views

Skardu Flight and Visuals

A flight to Skardu Airport is strictly under VFR (visual flight rules).

Flight to Skardu is one of the most scenic and exciting flight routes in the world, by flying directly over the mountains of Karakoram Hindukash and Himalaya in Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan.

On a clear day of flying, passengers are treated to a ‘one of a kind’ experience – a sky dance of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges which include some of the highest peaks in the world. You can see,  Nanga Parbat (8,125m), Rakaposhi (7,788m), Diran Peak, Spantik, Haramosh Peak,  and above all, the spectacular K-2 (the second highest peak in the world) towering above all others at 8,611 meters.

Type of Flights to Skardu Airport:

PIA is the only airline that flies to Skardu and Gilgit Airports of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan with only ATR-42 service to Gilgit Airport and both ATR-42 and A320 to Skardu Airport.

Both flights offer spectacular scenery. The ATR-42 flight cruise at 19,500 feet which is just barely above the mountain peaks, one is  much closer to the mountains. Flight time on the ATR is slightly longer.

The A320 flight usually cruise at around 28,500 feet provides a wider perspective to look at all the mountains and surroundings.

Flight Time /Duration from Islamabad

Flight time is  45 minutes on A320 and on the ATR-42 is slightly longer.


Airport Guide

Arrival Guide

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Departure Guide

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Find out how to get to Skardu Airport from the city and other parts of Gilgit Baltistan. Find out how to get to the city and other parts of Gilgit Baltistan from Skardu Airport.

Facilities and Services

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Car Rental and Taxi/Cab Services

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Information  Services

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Skardu Airport Map

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(IATA: KDU, ICAO: OPSD), at a height of 7,316 feet (2230 metres).

Skardu Airport

Skardu Airport is located in Gamba Skardu, 19 km west of Skardu city centre. Distance to Kachura (Shangrila Lake from Skardu Airport is 23 km.
Skardu airport is a Fire cat 6 airport equipped with latest Oshkosh RFF vehicles. PIA connects Skardu with capital city Islamabad with the help of two ATR42 flights seven days a week. Every year Skardu airport welcomes a large number of pakiatani as well as foreigner tourists who come to experience the beauty of Satpara lake, Shangrila resorts, Kachura lake, Manthoka waterfall, Deosai plains, Shigar valley, Shigar fort and Khaplu fort.

Skardu Airport Weather

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About Skardu

Skardu is the capital of Baltistan region and the tourist gateway to Karakoram Mountains including K2, Broad PaeakDeosai, Kachura lakes, Shigar, Khaplu, kharmang and Rondu valleys . Government recommendations for foreigners are to remain in tourist areas as security in remote areas cannot be fully guaranteed.

Some of the most important places to take in mind are Satpara, Jarba zhour and Shangrila – typical lakes-, Manthokha water fall -a very fascinating water fall-, Khanqah Moalla Shigar Mosque and gardens like Hashupi Bagh and highest cold desert, Shigar Cold desert.