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Gilgit Airport is a small domestic airport situated (2.3 km) east of Gilgit city in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

Many Tourists choose to travel to Gilgit by air since road travel between Islamabad and Gilgit by the Karakoram Highway takes nearly 15 hours in car and 24 hours in bus, whereas air travel takes only about an hour.

Many People Think that Gilgit Airport is one side approach but it is not, here is the video of landing at runway 7 but only few pilots can do this.

Gilgit Airport is a small domestic airport situated (2.3 km) east of Gilgit city in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The city of Gilgit is one of the two major hubs for all mountaineering expeditions in the northern areas of Pakistan. Many Tourists choose to travel to Gilgit by air since road travel between Islamabad and Gilgit by the Karakoram Highway takes nearly 15 hours in car and 24 hours in bus, whereas air travel takes only about an hour.

It have short runway located at the edge of a slope, even Boeing-737s and similar sized jet aircraft cannot operate at Gilgit Airport. Pakistan International Airlines operates ATR 42 aircraft on the Gilgit-Islamabad route. This airport when planned, composed of the land twice as big as it is now. But due to excessive water leakage from the ground, the land was used to create a public park in the vicinity of this airport. The park was named as CAA Park or City Park Gilgit.

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