Lahore Airport, now renamed Allama Iqbal International Airport after the Islamic poet-philosopher Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal, is the second largest civil airport in Pakistan.
The airport is the third busiest in the country, serving around 4 million passengers every year. It is located approximately 15 kilometres from the centre of Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province.
Lahore Airport contains three terminals, including a cargo terminal and a dedicated Hajj Terminal, used to cater for the influx of passengers during the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
Plans have been approved for a major extension to the airport, which will double the number of check-in desks and immigration counters and expand the entire terminal area.
The main Allama Iqbal passenger terminal contains a variety of passenger amenities including financial services, duty-free outlets, restaurants, cafes and ice-cream parlours as well as specialist confectionary shops and a shopping arcade selling local goods including fine rugs and carpets.