The New Lahore Airport definitely contrasts positively from its dilapidated predecessor. The old airport lacked everything one could now find in other major world-class airports. Despite the cleanliness and refurbished appearance of the Allama Iqbal Terminal our CAA has let us down. There is an obvious lack of amenities and a shortage of space. During the busiest hours of departure the terminal is packed with people and the check-in hall can give a person a feeling of claustrophobia. In the international departures the immigration hall is deplorably small. Clearly there is inadequate space at the airport to accommodate for the increasing number of both International and Domestic air travellers. The airport lacks in space for passengers AND parking gates for aircraft. Of course the current air-traffic of our city does not require a massive airport but the expected increase in air travel will definately have to see an expansion of the parking facilities. Already there is often the need to park aircraft in their remote parking areas rather than near the terminal (with the boarding 'ramps'). There are three boarding ramps dedicated to International flights and three to Domestic flights. One ramp may be used for either. Another closely-related flaw is that there are very few baggage claims in both the International and Domestic terminals. Sure i haven't had a problem with my luggage at the airport YET but this inconvenience MAY soon become apparent if traffic increases. Lahore is after all a city quickly developing to attract tourists. As Mr. O. Khan said there are no discernable CIP lounges and there is a shortage of amenities (airside). No duty-free shops no entertainment. A literal torture chamber for transit passengers! Apart from this blunt criticism of the airport I must admit that it has changed air-travel at least a bit for Lahorites. We can now come home to a presentable well-lit and airy airport rather than the dingy and tastelessly-built old airport. An overall improvement and a clear full-hearted effort (the CAA did the best they could given the resources at their disposal) the Allama Iqbal International Airport of Lahore Pakistan is a destination to look forward to in itself which incorporates the city's vast culture and Mughal heritage. Hats off to the architect and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).