Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 38% drop in price.|
|November||Most popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$218||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Pakistan International Airlines, Serene Air and airblue have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Lahore to Karachi. Confirm policies on booking site.
Pakistan has opened its airports to international flights, with the exceptions of Gwadar (GWD) and Turbat (TUK).
Travelers entering Pakistan must provide contact information through the PassTrack mobile app or an accessible web-based form, undergo screening by a health official, provide a certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, fill a health declaration form on arrival and will be subject to thermal screening on arrival.
From October 5, all International travelers are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 96 hours of the travel date. However, there is a list of countries exempted from the mandatory test requirement.
Children under the age of 12 and disabled travelers are exempt from the Covid-19 test requirement and Pass Track App requirement but required to complete a health declaration form upon arrival.
Travelers who have any symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, and breathing difficulty) will be allowed to proceed to their destination but will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and submit the results of the test to the authorities. If the test is positive they will have to self-isolate in line with Pakistan’s guidelines.
International travelers should self-isolate for 10 days after arrival (including those who are asymptomatic on arrival).
There are currently 175 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PK and 97 deaths as of Nov 29 2020
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 45m, covering a distance of 635 miles.
There are 102 (nonstop) flights between Lahore and Karachi Quaid-E-Azam Intl per week, averaging 14 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Pakistan International Airlines ($88) and Multiple Airlines ($351), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Pakistan International Airlines ($168) and Multiple Airlines ($384).
Pakistan International Airlines (10 times daily), Serene Air (2 times daily), airblue (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Lahore to Karachi, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Karachi back to Lahore , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Lahore you will be using Lahore, often referred to as Lahore Airport. You will be landing at Karachi Quaid-E-Azam Intl, also known as Karachi Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food, crew service"
Pros: "Crew wax amazing"
Pros: "The time of the plane itself was nice and the ride was quick"
Cons: "The food potions were poor expected more from emirates... I took the same flight to LHR how ever this flight was not cleaned properly and the chairs were uncomfortable... I was sitting at the exit and my luggage bins were filled with blankets hence I had to put my carryon at the end of the plane"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Food was good. Seat wasn’t bad."
Cons: "Price should be a little less, comparable to that of Qatar Airways."
Pros: "The crew helped us move into a row that had an extra seat thus making the journey for us and our neighbours comfortable."
Cons: "More food service would be helpful. There were limited snacks(mostly containing chocolate or candy - which I did not prefer) and only bananas as fruit. Could have used oranges or apples for the kids."
Cons: "Check the head phone sets have both speakers working. I had to ask for a different set which was fine"
Cons: "Thank you so much Emirates airline you are the best"
Cons: "Looks like Emirates uses really old planes for this leg. The recliners were not working."
Cons: "Not getting delayed for 2 hours and then missing flight and waiting 5 more hours to rebook. Disaster."
Cons: "better boarding system required"
Pros: "The crew was awesome, seating is never comfortable for a long flight."
Cons: "I do not recall any plane departing the dock on time. All Airlines need to work on boarding quicker and leaving on time."
Pros: "I’m glad the connection time was short and reached the destination in good time."
Pros: "Ontine departure and arrival"
Cons: "Airport Staff behaviour in Pakistan"
Cons: "Good on time"
Cons: "Seat is not comfortable."
Pros: "10 out of 10. excellent. 5 stars."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice crew, good entertainment selection"
Cons: "The boarding process by bus transfer in Dubai was quite long and convoluted. The food options were limited and overall low quality"
Pros: "Comfortable seats with pillows, blanket and good foods"
Cons: "The thing which was not good was the service. I would say that service should be done fairly not to see the people background so I asked for something but the crew did bring that. I would suggest to work on this portion. Thanks"
Pros: "Service is very excellent."
Cons: "food and long layover"
Pros: "Besides noted above the arrival on time."
Pros: "The staff at the check in counter at JFK was very friendly and accommodating, much like the crew on the flight. Boarding was orderly and efficiently executed, although some announcement about the 30-minute boarding delay would have been appreciated. Onboard the seating was quite comfortable compared with other airlines I have travelled on and the crew was exceptional in their service - really customer-focused. The meals were tasty with unlimited snacks and complimentary drinks. Generally, I would highly recommend this airline."
Cons: "The TV and remote controls could be updated. Touch screen was largely slow to respond and the whole system could be more intuitive."
Pros: "I like food and spacious seats, make journey comfort"
Cons: "TV movies were outdated,"
Pros: "Service was great and crew members very pleasant. Their service made the ridiculous long flight much more palatable.."
Cons: "No real complaints. Time went bye. . ."
Cons: "They lost one of my bags. I had to file a complaint with emirates office."
Cons: "This flight did not happen. It was purchased fraudulently and was caught by Emirates. Please remember all my contact information from your website immediately."
Pros: "Flying with Emirates is always great."
Cons: "Request to allot passage seat on 30th Nov"
Pros: "Love the idea of informing every leg of my flight. Thanks"
Cons: "After exhausting flight I don't know what else to say"
Cons: "Slow Internet"
Cons: "It was delayed for 50 mins"
Pros: "The reception at Dubai and delivery to the hotel. Friendly crew. Toilet regularly cleaned"
Cons: "Short on instruction on using the entertainment module. Having to repeatedly ask for water because it only came in small half glasses each time"
Pros: "Staff very nice. Food good. Loved the stewardesses outfits!"
Pros: "Very comfortable and smooth ride new plane from SF to Dubail"
Cons: "Business class too expensive for individual travelers"
Pros: "Nice flight"
Pros: "Every thing was ok.but not excellent"
Cons: "Specially for getting down from the plane we had to use stairs that is not good specially for senior citizens."
Pros: "Entertainment system was good"
Cons: "On an 18 hour flight I was offered 1/3 of a cup of water or liquid about 3-4 times. They even rationed ice cubes. I had to ring the assistance bell any every 1-2 hours in order to stay hydrated the meals Consisted of a reheated TV dinner and 5 plastic wrapped versions of bread or processeed foods (bread sticks, cracked, cheese stick) normal you just overlook this stuff but when it's 18 hour flight you need actual food and water or else you'll risk dehydration."
Cons: "There was a long bus journey at the airport in Dubai for a flight from Dubai to Lahore. All passengers including myself were very surprised. When the bus stopped neat the air craft for boading, ground staff were seen collecing heavy hand carry luggage from the passengers for putting them in a separate compartment for taking as a cargo, which caused another delay in boading. Old air craft on this route should be replanced. Before boading from Dubai to Lahore, I checked my flight status several times on flight information screen but my flight was not shown on it. Later, I checked on hand touch screen and came to know that gate was B2."
Pros: "Very comfortable flight. Had a few hours sleep also. Very happy."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly"
Cons: "food choices and entertainment options could be better"
Cons: "Disorganized boarding process. Old plane. Bad inflight system with old fashioned screens with poor visibility."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "Flight wasn't filled. Takes off and lands at not-business ideal times so it was perfect flight for vacation. Crew remained quiet and left lights off full flight instead of turning them on and off"
Cons: "flight got delayed 17 hours"
Pros: "Great flight....enjoyed it thoroughly....."
Cons: "1. The crew from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade was appalling. As we touched down at Belgrade Tesla airport, and were still taxiing, many passengers stood up, opened up the overhead compartments, took out their carry-on bags (some were pretty big hard top) and left it on the aisle. The overhead compartment doors were left open and once or twice the crew at the back murmured them to sit on their seats and strap themselves. But neither did the crew come up to severely reprimand them nor did the passengers seem to care. IT WAS THE MOST SHOCKING EXPERIENCE in my over 25 years of flying. Terrible service on part of Etihad Crew. 2. We'd just an hour's transit in Abu Dhabi airport and there were numerous passengers still trying to disembark from the Kochi-Abu Dhabi flight, pass through security checks, walk quite a distance to the gate and then get on to the bus to board the aircraft. Strangely there was no Etihad personnel helping us to navigate through this absolute chaos. Many people, young and old, were literally running with their bags. Some of us yelled that we'd a short connection and then one of the ground staff tried to make way for us to navigate through the huge queues waiting for security. This process could've been managed infinitely better. Just imagine if there were elderly passengers or little children? 3. Food was terrible. I'm a vegetarian and usually Asian vegetarian is reasonably good. In this case the rice was poorly cooked (grainy), lacked any variety (anybody who's familiar with Asian food can assure you that there're amazingly tasty and healthy vegetarian dishes that can be prepared - if Etihad needs help they're welcome to contact me). I'm surprised by all this. Try Emirates and one can see the quality of the food. 4. We'd to collect our boarding passes at Belgrade airport. We've a carte de legitimation (CDL) residence card for Switzerland but it seemed obvious that the ground staff at Belgrade have no clue what a Swiss CDL looks like. My wife who's a South African national cannot obviously enter Switzerland without a visa but the CDL is a legitimate document and that should have been it. Further we'd been checked in from Kochi to Zurich (and our bags had been checked through to ZRH). It's obvious that Belgrade staff are poorly trained and it caused unnecessary waiting time (nearly 30 minutes) and senior staff had to be summoned to clarify. I'm terribly disappointed with the overall service of Etihad. I'll never fly through Belgrade for sure. It's horrible and the travel desk were not particularly helpful. In fact I'm considering never to fly Etihad again."
Pros: "the headrests in the AUH-MAD leg"
Cons: "the touchscreen inflight system didn’t work very well in the MNL-AUH leg of the trip"
Cons: "- The plane was set to a freezing temperature all the time made it really uncomfortable flight for most of the passengers. - Etihad mostly runs short of veggie food and passengers are asked to go for non veg option. Not cool."
Cons: "The vegetarian meal selected came in as vegan meal. This happened for both onward and return journey. The regular meal provided to passengers were better than the vegetarian meal selected"
Pros: "All services"
Pros: "The cabin crew in first class and coach were excellent... went well beyond the call of duty... AA and United can learn from them!"
Cons: "The boarding procedure was pathetic... the first class coach was overloaded and after a 10 minute drive a steep ladder to climb!! Kind of difficult if you have been traveling for last 18 hours"
Pros: "Both planes had USB ports for charging phones. Food was better this time."
Cons: "Space for seats not enough at all. I know its economy but still...It was very expensive to pay extra to get the extra leg room for Abu Dhabi to Washington flight."
Cons: "Check in counter was overcrowded and slow moving"
Cons: "No body from airline staff was at Lahore Airport to facilitate passengers.Lot of time wasted.One staff member was attending 2 rows of passengers in slow operational speed."
Pros: "The crew was very good and made overall ambience very friendly"
Cons: "The seat alloted to me wasn’t comfortable neither pushing it behind was a struggle left me with pain in my shoulders"
Cons: "Everything was bullshit!"
Cons: "No food and crew was so rude and Lahore airport crew not only rude also nasty"
Cons: "food was bad in taste ,they present us just like give to baggers there was no serving in trays .pictures show in add. are all falls we did not get that kind of food in our whole trip . for exps .in dinner they serve 2 small buns filled with 2 leave of spinch 1 bean barito 1small piece of chocolate for desert. for breakfast was lentel,with mashed patatos.when I asked for somthing else.reply was we do not have anything else.so i did not have anything in my 15 houre flight."
Pros: "good environment and staff"
Cons: "Food needs to be improved."
Pros: "The aircraft , the cleanliness and the hospitable staff"
Cons: "The food was not as per the standard, the ticket said lunch but we got refreshments . The boarding took lots of time as they have forced us to remove a 1 kg excess to the 23kg allowed . Staff should make sure that people are sitting on their designated seats, rather than just guiding them to their seats. At least 4 were sitting not on their seats in row 15 and 16, these are what I saw"
Pros: "Passengers were not clean and sweating"
Pros: "Customer service very good"
Cons: "Food was horrible, seats are too narrow . To kids meal and snacks. My so. Could not able to eat their regular meals and no snacks for him, he was starving."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "The behavior of crowd and no leg space"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The food and cabin confort"
Pros: "Very comfortable seats. Entertainment options a bit limited Ok service. Food not especially remarkable"
Cons: "Service could have been better. More movie optiond"
Pros: "All ground staff and flight crew were welcoming , professional and helpful. The seats, trays, and screens were clean. The flight crew kept the restrooms clean, which can be quite a task on long flights. If Etihad is an option in my future travels, I will likely prefer them over other carriers."
Cons: "It's a connecting flight for me and there is a long wait. so, my opinion is better to serve some snacks or food in the flight."
Cons: "Crew was not as attentive as Emirates Airlines."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Horrible food and beverages The crew will never serve a Diet Coke with ice come what may. If asked a lot they will give you a tiny serving mostly without ice. They will never give you a meager can. Ublebeliavable."
Cons: "Was not allowed to board flight, had to purchase a second d ticket, told no seats available until Sept 17 which was a lie, after an additional charge of $750.10. Could not reach customer service. Ended up buying a ticket with another airline. Would like some reimbursement in this."
Pros: "Etihad transfer bus to Dubai from Abu Dhabi is free, super convenient, and a great experience!"
Pros: "short trip, crew was efficient, food was warm"
Cons: "Food choice was limited. Entertainment choices were inadequate."
Pros: "I loved that I got a free upgrade to Business class. The steward was so kind and attentive. He made the trip great! I enjoyed it all especially getting to really rest on an overnight flight!!"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good!"
Cons: "Chai ☕️ should be good"
Cons: "Lost one of my bags! Returned after over a full day... was not even updated on location / that it had been found until the following morning... 24 hours later. Boarding was delayed... but by all means take longer if it means I get my bag when I land!!!"
Pros: "Very think good"
Cons: "the plane from Bangkok to abu dhabi was delayed which miss my flight from abu dhabi to Bahrain waiting over 9 hours to fly into Bahrain basically the flight sucked."
Pros: "I always enjoyed etihad flights except this time that I regretted booking the flight through kayak. The second leg of the flight was on Pakistan International Airlines from Abu Dhabi to Islamabad that I didn't notice. Very dangerous airline. I think the sight should clearly warn u that the other segment of flight is on other line when u check flights. Because the flight detail showed only Etihad airways all the way to Islamabad"
Cons: "They should include a separate meal that is more to the liking for kids e.g kids meal instead all they offer is the same meal as adults to the kids as well"
Cons: "Going to Cairo my luggage was delay in Abu dhabi and the luggage service at Cairo airport was the worst i have ever seen in my traveling live it took one day for my luggage to arrive to Cairo and it Came wet and everything in side was wet and they give me PH# to compliance never answered i West one day just chasing my luggage i will never advise anyone i know to fly Etihad bad bad experience never Again"
Pros: "Services n hospitality"
Cons: "Washroom maintenance can be better."
Pros: "Very professional crew and comfortable flight in the A380."
Cons: "There were no seating arrangements at the Gate 61 at Abu Dhabi Airport for the passengers. The pax had to sit on the floor or staircases till it was time for the flight."
Pros: "Food was alright, and they got my special requirement wrong at first, but then linda fixed it. The flight going to India was much better. Excellent airline thou."
Cons: "Touch genital no good food rude air hostess and staff"
Pros: "I am vegan and I got 3 out of 4 vegan meals. The food was good."
Cons: "The seats did not recline well. The crew was somewhat less communicative/engaging and one crew member was very military like."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Seats are very narrow and uncomfortable. The seat cushion doesn't provide much 'cushion'. Some other competitor airlines have much better seats."
Cons: "Rude staff, pressure on cabin too high. Plane too hot. Half hour late"
Pros: "Better food"
Pros: "Evrey thing"
Cons: "No thing"
Pros: "Nothing special old Aircraft"
Cons: "Flight delayed for more than a hour & hand luggage asked us to handover at the time of boarding , very sad"
Pros: "Both ways not consistent in time When flight delayed in Abu Dhabi they treat you like Specially Etihad airways service is very poor. . Never again"
Cons: "They rejected my Covid test, even though I was negative, what a sham"
Pros: "The food entertainment professionalism extre ordinary crew members"
Pros: "The only airline has direct flight to Kuala Lumpur and Dhaka"
Cons: "Very old air plain, not clean very dirty , no entertainment whatsoever , extremely low class service."
Pros: "For a domestic flight from Karachi to Lahore, they use a 9-seater row. Good from check in to arrival, baggage out within 5 minutes."
Cons: "No online checkin. BEWARE: flight from a mid-sized domestic city (750k population) had its flight cancelled - I got no notice (Kayak sent me an alert), no offer to rebook, and they couldn’t even handle a refund. Crazy"
Cons: "At Washington Dulles airport the whole staff was really rude and unprofessional. I had only one hand carry and it was 9 kg. I requested them that I can buy a bag and can divide the stuff in two bags. But supervisor who seemed Indian was really racist and he kept insisting that we are flying in 5 minutes. Either you have to pay penalty for this hand carry or you can cancel your flight. I have never ever seen this kind of behavior from anyone specially from a supervisor. I ended up paying $300 extra for only 2 kg extra weight in my hand carry. I would recommend my whole family and friends not to choose this airline anymore."
Cons: "There was no information given that pia does not have online check in. The food was horrible on pia. The connecting flight had no vegetarian option for people with dietary restrictions.9"
Cons: "Had I known that the second segment of the flight is Pakistan international airlines I would have never booked the flight on kayak. Very dangerous and third class airline. The sight should clearly show all the details when u search for the flights. As it was showing all flights on Etihad. Will never make reservation on kayak again"
Pros: "less crowd"
Cons: "Disembarked through stairs despite tunnel available, seems the front gates of plane did not open. Also they transported the passengers in normal coasters not through airport bus"
Pros: "I like the comfartability of flight"
Cons: "everythimg was good"
Airlines flying from Lahore to Karachi have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights