|Destination Airport IATA Code||KHI|
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|Airlines||Saudi Arabian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, KLM|
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The immense modern metropolis of Karachi is Pakistan’s booming financial capital and its most diverse and multi-ethnic city. The second-largest city in the Muslim world, it’s also home to a vast array of people of other faiths: Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Buddhists, Bahai and Zooastrians, to name just a few. Thanks to a wide range of flights to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, there’s never been a better time to experience this fast-paced melting pot of different cultures. Discover busy beaches and varied cuisine, traditional bazaars and markets alongside luxury shopping malls, and historic colonial buildings rubbing shoulders with towering high-rises. If you want to experience the beating heart of modern, cosmopolitan Pakistan, look no further than Karachi.
Thanks to its coastal location, Karachi enjoys a relatively mild climate, with hot summers and mild winters. While sea breezes help cool things a little, summer temperatures in April to October soar to 30-44°C, so many visitors prefer to avoid this period. The cooler winter months of November to February are a more comfortable time to travel, and this is also the best time to pick up cheap tickets to Karachi, although good deals are available all year round if you shop around.
Karachi’s airport is Jinnah International, located to the east of the city. From the UK, many of the major carriers offer cheap flights to Karachi with just one stop, with a total flight time of between 11 and 15 hours. London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports offer the best selection: for instance, Emirates flies via Dubai, Turkish Airlines operates a route via Istanbul, British Airways’ route goes via Doha and Oman Air stops off in Muscat. You also have a variety of one-stop options from other UK airports, including Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Jinnah International Airport is the biggest and busiest in Pakistan. Taxis are the most common and convenient option for the 13-mile journey to Karachi city centre, which takes between 25 and 40 minutes depending on traffic. Be sure to agree the price with the driver before you leave; the average fare is around 300 Pakistani rupees. Buses are the cheapest option at 50 rupees, though they’re often very crowded, and the journey time to Karachi is around 50 minutes.
The Mazar-e-Quaid mausoleum is the final resting place of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan. This iconic white marble monument, built in an impressive minimalist style, rests on a natural plateau in central Karachi and attracts huge visitor numbers each year. Colonial-style architecture meets the pungent aromas of local spices at Empress Market, where you can shop for fruit, vegetables, textiles and much more. To escape the city for a while, do as the locals do and head for the beach – Sandspit and Clifton Beach are both extremely popular choices.
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