Experience an award-winning service that goes beyond the norm, when you choose flights from Manchester to Islamabad with Qatar Airways. Reach this fascinating destination, the capital of Pakistan, ready for business or pleasure after a 5-star journey on board a state-of-the-art Qatar Airways aircraft – spacious, comfortable and beautifully designed. Our award-winning cabin crew are looking forward to welcoming you onboard, and we hope you enjoy the journey.
Islamabad is a friendly, hospitable city, welcoming tourists and business travellers with characteristic Pakistani warmth. This beautiful destination benefits from a relaxed atmosphere, tranquil green spaces and lots of fascinating cultural and historical landmarks. Popular attractions include museums such as Lok Virsa Museum and Faisal Masjid Mosque. As the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad is also an important diplomatic, economic and commercial centre, so whatever the reason for your visit, arrive in style when you fly with Qatar Airways.
While most people fly to London Heathrow when travelling to the U.K., further north the rapidly expanding Manchester International Airport is becoming a powerhouse of aviation and air transportation.
Major expansion plans are underway, with the intention of making Manchester Airport a World Logistics Hub by 2030. The expansion could make Manchester one of the most important international airports in the world. Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways link you to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Transportation and parking
Manchester Airport has its own rail terminal, which is connected to all terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. A Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs every 12 minutes.
The airport also has its own central ground transport hub - The Station - which connects buses, coaches and rail services under one roof. Over 300 trains, 100 coaches and 500 buses use the facility daily.
Short-stay parking areas are adjacent to each terminal, and a long-stay parking area is situated next to Terminal 2. There are also two ‘Jetparks,’ which are long-stay car parks approximately a mile from the terminals.
Arriving at Manchester
Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. This expansive terminal has 20 gates, 14 of which have air bridges. An expanded air-side departure lounge, improved security and a select choice of amenities makes this a very relaxed and comfortable departure point.
Facilities and amenities
The Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 offers a quiet, relaxing space to unwind before catching your flight. A selection of retailers offer everything from duty-free goods and high-end fashion accessories to books, magazines and travel extras.
The food court offers snacks, coffee and exclusive restaurants that bring culinary treats from around the world.
Pakistan’s capital is a surprisingly green and pleasant city, with plenty of parks and wide, tree-lined boulevards giving it a spacious and open feel.
It is also the cultural, commercial and financial heart of the country, and a thriving metropolis with the emphasis very much on innovation and forward development.
Book a flight to Islamabad with Qatar Airways and you’ll also discover a city built on tradition, with a warm welcome offered to visitors from around the world.
Business travellers will find it a good place for investment, with a strong emphasis on high-tech industries, while leisure travellers with a taste for adventure will find it to be a vibrant, colourful and fascinating city full of sights that make it a destination to remember.
Pakistan’s rail infrastructure dates back to the 19th century and was a key component in the rise of the country as an internationally important trading centre.
Today, that heritage is celebrated at the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, a real gem of an attraction that’s well worth visiting and home to beautifully restored engines and a museum.
Islamabad’s parks are beautiful and offer a tranquil respite from the noise of the city. For a great panoramic view of the metropolis head for Daman-e-Koh which offers visitors a wonderful vantage point across the valley.
There is also a collection of very good restaurants and other features here, making it an incredibly popular spot for visitors and residents alike. Another excellent open space is Fatima Jinnah Park, considered to be one of the largest parks in South East Asia.
To find out more about the culture of Pakistan take a trip to Saidpur Village in the foothills of the Margallas.
This ancient spot has been carefully restored and now offers a glimpse into the past, with exhibitions and demonstrations of traditional crafts, dancing and music, and authentic Pakistani food.
Flights to Islamabad with Qatar Airways land at Imam Islamabad/Rawalpindi Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Islamabad please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Pakistani Rupee (PKR)
Voltage: 220 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type C / D
Language: English / Urdu
International dialing code: +92
More Information: Read our Islamabad Travel Guide
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