Lahore International Airport is now weather proofed. During an intense but short project that lasted only 12 months, the airport’s nominal capacity has been upgraded to handle 29 aircraft movements per hour, regardless of weather. ADB SAFEGATE worked closely together with the airport and Pakistan’s Civil Aviation authorities to increase airport performance and upgrade capacity to beat the challenging foggy winter climate. With a complete integrated system in operation, from the runway up to the tower, Lahore is now reaping benefits of increased capacity and is also able to accommodate diversions from neighboring airports.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif inspected and inaugurated the latest landing system installed on the runway that will enables flights landing at even 50 metre visibility. The first step of the airport expansion project has been completed in a record period of time and would not only ensure safe landing of planes in foggy weather and low visibility but also help save time for the airport, airlines and passengers.