Karachi Airport (KHI)
Flights from into Karachi will disembark at Jinnah International Airport.
Jinnah International Airport (KHI) is Pakistan's largest international and domestic airport and serves as the primary hub of Pakistan International Airlines. Named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, the airport is capable of handling up to 12 million passengers a year.
Getting to Karachi
There are many airlines that offer flights to Karachi from Australia. Flights from Sydney with one stopover in Dubai or Bangkok take between 18 and 20 hours. Flights from Melbourne take from 18 to 37 hours depending on stopover time. Flights from Brisbane with one stopover take 19 hours and flights from Perth with one stopover in Dubai take just over 15 hours.
Airlines that fly to Karachi
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Karachi from Australia include:
For more information on Karachi holidays check out our Karachi travel guide.
With a personality and energy quite different to the rest of Pakistan, Karachi might give you a surprise upon arrival. Unlike other Pakistani cities, Karachi blends Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Western influences to produce a truly unique culture, while also providing a platform for its status as a major international business centre.
About two hours out of the city is the historically significant town of Thatta, home to the World Heritage Listed site of Makli Hill. This was supposedly the burial place of 125,000 rulers, Sufi saints and other culturally significant figures. This intriguing necropolis accommodates countless impressive tombs and mausoleums and is well worth a visit.
In stark contrast to the ancient historical side of Karachi is the recently built Atrium Mall and Cinemas in the heart of the city. This ultramodern, impeccably maintained complex offers state-of-the-art 3D cinemas and a huge array of shops and food outlets, and is a proud symbol of the city's ongoing progress and development.