LAHORE - Newly-installed landing system at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIAP) yesterday facilitated domestic and international flights from midnight to early hours in 150-metre visibility, spokesman for CAA Syed Aamir Mehboob said.

He said that six national and international airlines, Turkish Airline TK 714, PIA flights PK 752, PK 710, PK 899, Airblue PA 471 and Qatar Airways QR 628 landed safely at Lahore Airport. However three flights were unable to land due to unavailability of the system in their planes, neither were their pilots certified for

Instrument Landing System CAT III-B (ILS CAT III-B) installed at Lahore airport.

This system ensures safe and smooth landing of aircrafts during intense fog and smog conditions, ensuring uninterrupted flight operations.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has already instructed airlines to adopt ILS and train their pilots on a priority basis for passenger convenience and safety of aircrafts.

Majority of the foreign and domestic airlines have landed successfully due to the system in place at AIIAP, Lahore. With the induction of this system, the airline will have both fuel and time savings; moreover, this will also help in avoiding delays and diversions, Mr. Aamir added.

DG CAA is committed to deliver on the vision of PCAA which is to be a world class service provider in the aviation industry providing safe and efficient best-in-class aviation services to the stakeholders, spokesman concluded.