PESHAWAR- Two flights were diverted from the Peshawar Airport to Benazir International Airport in Islamabad and Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore in the wake of yesterday's attack, according to a spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Earlier in the morning, a Shaheen Airlines flight had landed at the Bacha Khan International Airport, resuming flight operations after the attack last night.
CAA confirmed that an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi would be landing in Islamabad while a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight No PK895 coming from Kuala Lumpur would be landing at Lahore airport. Sources in the CAA said that the flights were diverted due to security reasons and routine operations would continue after clearance.
They also said that security measures were enhanced around the airport whereas additional security was also deployed to avert any untoward incident. CAA spokesman Abid Ali Qaim Khani said that the Etihad Airways flight was not diverted but that the Rawalpindi and Peshawar flights had been combined due to low traffic and it would make its landing in Islamabad. He also added that the CAA had requested enhanced security at the Peshawar Airport in the wake of last night’s attack. Meanwhile, routine security has already been beefed up.