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Saidu Sharif Airport (Swat)

Saidu Sharif Airport also known as Swat Airport is situated in Kanju, Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The airport building and runway were originally built in 1978 but are recently renovated in 2021.

Although officially named Saidu Sharif airport, the airport terminal is approximately 4.1 Km (2.6 miles) away from Saidu Sharif the capital of Swat.

Saidu Sharif Airport - Swat Airport

Saidu Sharif Airport – Swat Airport

Saidu Sharif Airport at Swat has gone through a major refurbishment, extension, and up-gradation work and is planned to reopen in March 2021. With the extension, up-gradation, and uplift it is planned that Saidu Sharif Airport might be considered for operating international flights in near future.

Summary of Saidu Sharif Airport Swat

Official Name: Saidu Sharif Airport
Non-Official Name: Swat Airport
IATA airport code: SDT
ICAO airport code: OPSS
Airport type: Public
Flight Types: Domestic
Operating Airlines: PIA – Pakistan Internationa Airlines
Flight Routes: Peshawar Airport, Islamabad Airport, and Chitral Airport.
Flight Schedule / Frequency: Daily
Airport Owner / Operator: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Elevation AMSL: 3,183 ft / 970 m
Coordinates: 34°48′48″N 72°21′10″E
Number of Terminals: 1
Number of Runways: 1
Runway Length: 5,475 feet / 1,751 meters
Surface: Asphalt
Airport Location: Airport Road, Kanju, Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Booking Office: PIA – Pakistan Internationa Airlines, Saidu Sharif, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
PIA Office Saidu Sharif Swat Address: Faizabad Road, Saidu Sharif, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
PIA Office Saidu Sharif Swat Phone Number: 0946-9240073 – 0946-9240073

Saidu Sharif Airport Swat Airport runway PIA Aircraft

Saidu Sharif Airport Domestic Flights

When reopening swat airport will resume its scheduled domestic flights to Islamabad Airport, Bacha Khan Airport Peshawar, and Chitral Airport. The official schedule of flights and frequency is yet to be released by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan.

Saidu Sharif Airport International Flights

Currently, Saidu Sharif Airport doesn’t operate international flights to swat. The nearest international airports to Swat that passengers and tourists coming from abroad can land on are Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar or Islamabad International Airport. From there the tourists can travel to Swat by road visa Swat Motorway.

Saidu Sharif Airport on Google Map

Saidu Sharif airport map location - Swat airport map location

Swat Airport Access Road

The airport access road is called “Airport Road” the road westbound leads to the upper and north areas of swat such as Matta, Malam Jabba, Kalam Valley, etc. The eastbound road of Swat Airport road leads to Kanju and Kabal and further to Mingora and Saidu Sharif across the Swat River.

Saidu Sharif airport roads map location - Swat airport roads map location

Taxi Stand and Cab Services

There is a taxi stand inside the airport which provides cab service to the passengers. Taxies at Saidu Sharif operate at specific hours and those hours are generally well aligned with the arrival and departure times of the flights.

Airport Facilities

Saidu Sharif airport has basic facilities such as parking, a cafeteria, a waiting area, toilets, access for disabled persons, etc.

Saidu Sharif Airport Flights Schedule

Scheduled Flight DirectionScheduled Flight No.Scheduled Arrival TimeScheduled Departure TimeFlight Status
Swat (Saidu Sharif) to PeshawarTBCTBCTBCTBC
Peshawar to Swat (Saidu Sharif)TBCTBCTBCTBC
Swat (Saidu Sharif) to IslamabadTBCTBCTBCTBC
Islamabad to Swat (Saidu Sharif)TBCTBCTBCTBC
Swat (Saidu Sharif) to GilgitTBCTBCTBCTBC
Gilgit to Swat (Saidu Sharif)TBCTBCTBCTBC

List of Other Airports in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Abbottabad Airport
Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar
Bannu Airport
Chitral Airport
Dera Ismail Khan Airport
Gilgit Airport
Parachinar Airport
Saidu Sharif Airport Swat
Tarbela Dam Airport

List of Other Airports in Pakistan

City / Place NameAirport Name
AbbottabadAbbottabad Airport (AAW)
AttockAttock Airport (ATG)
BadinTalhar Airport (BDN)
BahawalnagarBahawalnagar Airport (WGB)
BahawalpurBahawalpur Airport (BHV)
BannuBannu Airport (BNP)
CampbellporeCampbellpore Airport (CWP)
ChilasChilas Airport (CHB)
ChitralChitral Airport (CJL)
DaduDadu Airport (DDU)
DalbandinDalbandin Airport (DBA)
Dera Ghazi KhanDera Ghazi Khan Airport (DEA)
Dera Ismail KhanDera Ismail Khan Airport (DSK)
FaisalabadFaisalabad Airport (LYP)
GilgitGilgit Airport (GIL)
GujratGujrat Airport (GRT)
GwadarGwadar Airport (GWD)
HyderabadHyderabad Airport (HDD)
IslamabadIslamabad International Airport (ISB)
JacobabadJacobabad Airport (JAG)
JiwaniJiwani Airport (JIW)
KadanwariKadanwari Airport (KCF)
KalatKalat Airport (KBH)
KarachiQuaid-E-Azam International Airport (KHI)
KhuzdarKhuzdar Airport (KDD)
KohatKohat Airport (OHT)
LahoreAllama Iqbal International Airport (LHE)
Lora LaiLora Lai Airport (LRG)
ManglaMangla Airport (XJM)
MansehraMansehra Airport (HRA)
MianwaliMianwali Airport (MWD)
Mirpur KhasMirpur Khas Airport (MPD)
MohenjodaroMohenjodaro Airport (MJD)
MultanMultan Airport (MUX)
MuzaffarabadMuzaffarabad Airport (MFG)
NawabshahNawabshah Airport (WNS)
NushkiNushki Airport (NHS)
OrmaraOrmara Airport (ORW)
PanjgurPanjgur Airport (PJG)
Para ChinarPara Chinar Airport (PAJ)
PasniPasni Airport (PSI)
PeshawarPeshawar International Airport (PEW)
QuettaQuetta Airport (UET)
Rahim Yar KhanRahim Yar Khan Airport (RYK)
Rawala KotRawala Kot Airport (RAZ)
SahiwalSahiwal Airport (SWN)
Saidu Sharif (Swat)Saidu Sharif Airport (SDT)
SargodhaBhagatanwala Apt Airport (BHW)
SargodhaSargodha Apt Airport (SGI)
SawanSawan Airport (RZS)
Sehwen SharifSehwen Sharif Airport (SYW)
ShikarpurShikarpur Airport (SWV)
SialkotSialkot Airport (SKT)
SibiSibi Airport (SBQ)
SkarduSkardu Airport (KDU)
SuiSui Airport (SUL)
SukkurSukkur Airport (SKZ)
TaftanTaftan Airport (TFT)
TarbelaTarbela Airport (TLB)
TurbatTurbat Airport (TUK)
WanaWana Airport (WAF)
ZhobZhob Airport (PZH)

3 thoughts on “Saidu Sharif Airport (Swat)

  1. I have landed and flown from this the saidu sharif airport in the past. It is nice, big, spacious, clean, clear signs for directions. The passenger waiting area is comfortable. The staff is helpful and there is plenty of secure parking space at the airport.

  2. From 1990 till 1992 I used Saidu Sharif Airport very frequently. During this time I was flying back and forth using this airport between Swat Vally, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Chitral for business purposes. Back in the days, the Saidu Sharif airport runway was suitable only for small commercial aircrafts landing. The flight schedule from swat airport to Islamabad and Peshawar was on a daily basis while flight frequency to Chitral was once or twice a week.

    I have been to a lot of small airports, and surprisingly I found the Saidu Sharif Airport the most efficient, clean, and passenger-friendly. The location of the swat airport is perfect for onwards road travel to any part of swat as it is situated right in the middle of the swat valley at Kanu village.

    The staff at this airport is friendly and every time I was impressed by the speed in which we went through security as they have separate little booths were you can pick up your tray with your bags. On landing, however, you had to wait for the airport staff to unload the baggage. I have heard that with recent refurbishment in 2020, the Saidu Sharif Airport has been upgraded to international standard facilities.

  3. A very efficient clean and user friendly airport. I use the airport a few times a year for flights between swat and Islamabad. The connection to the public transportation to the airport is good only if you consider hiring private taxies. The location of the airport is best because it is literally less than 30 minutes drive from Mingora and Saidu Sharif.

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