Reach Islamabad, the remarkable capital of Pakistan and one of the fastest growing cities in Asia, relaxed and refreshed courtesy of luxury flights from New York City to Islamabad with Qatar Airways. Let our friendly and attentive staff ensure your long-haul flight is comfortable and stress-free from the moment you check in to the moment you land. Enjoy award-winning service, spacious, comfortable cabins and delicious cuisine prepared by our dedicated chefs, with every element fusing perfectly to ensure your journey is special from start to finish.
Discover Islamabad, the tranquil and beautiful capital city of Pakistan and let Qatar Airways take you there in style. Islamabad is a rapidly expanding capital, home to fascinating local culture and international business, where travellers encounter a vibrant modernity juxtaposed against traditional sights, sounds and flavours. Ripe with opportunity, and offering lots for business travellers and tourists to explore, Islamabad is a thoroughly fascinating South Asian capital.
The iconic JFK airport is representative of the city it serves – big, busy and vibrant. A total of eight terminals and all the major international carriers connect passengers all over the world.
Packed with facilities and friendly staff, JFK is one of the world’s busiest air hubs. Because the airport is so busy, it is important to plan ahead and know which terminal your Qatar Airways flight leaves from.
Transportation and car parking
The easiest way to get to and from the airport is via the JFK AirTrain - a 24-hour service that connects all of the airport terminals with rail and metro stations.
The New York City Airporter Bus runs every 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the airport. Taxis are plentiful and a pre-booked limousine service is also available. Car parking for Terminal 8 is in the ‘Red’ Lot, although shuttles from other parking zones provide you with more options if the Red Lot is full.
Arriving in New York
Qatar Airways flights from New York leave from Terminal 8. The free AirTrain service connects the terminals, which is particularly useful if you are transferring from an internal or other international flight.
If your flight leaves from a high-numbered gate, it is advisable to use the free motorized shuttle, due to the distance between the departure area and the gates. The Oasis Lounge (charges applicable) in Terminal 4 is open 24 hours a day and has extensive facilities including showers.
Facilities and amenities
While waiting for your Qatar Airways flight from New York, Terminal 8 offers extensive food and drink outlets serving snacks and fast food, light meals, coffee and refreshments.
There is also a wide range of retail outlets selling everything from watches and sunglasses to a dedicated ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’ shop. Facilities include baby-care areas, dry cleaning, a pet relief area and a Welcome Centre. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport for a fee.
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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