There are an estimated 139 airfields in Pakistan. The largest airport in Pakistan is Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, which can handle 42 aircraft at a time and has 16 passenger gates. It handles 6 million passengers annually and has a capacity of handling 12 million passengers annually. In addition, the international airports at Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta are also major civil airports handling the majority of domestic and international civil aviation traffic in Pakistan.
All civil airports in Pakistan are operated by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, with the exception of Sialkot International Airport, which is the first private airport in Pakistan and South Asia open to domestic and international civil aviation. It is owned and operated by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry. All military airbases in Pakistan are operated by the Pakistan Air Force, with the exception of Dhamial Army Aviation Airbase in Rawalpindi and Tarbela Army Aviation Airbase, which are operated by the Pakistan Army.