Smog disrupts PIA flights

KARACHI – Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Monday has been cancelled and revised. PIA spokesman said here on Sunday.

PIA spokesman said that the weather condition is expected to prevail for the next few days and is beyond the control of the airline. PIA has to adjust the timings of its flights due to such weather conditions, as the airline cannot operate flights with poor visibility and also keeping in view the safety requirements.

This, results in either cancellation of the flights or flights operated with delays. The passengers are being informed by PIA Call Centre. However, the passengers can also confirm the revised timings of their flights before reaching airports from PIA call centre. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused its passengers.

Further sharing the details of flights, he said that PK 342 & PK 343 Karachi-Faisalabad-Karachi, PK 313 Lahore-Karachi, PK 683 & PK 684 Lahore-Multan-Lahore, PK 582 & PK 583 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi have been cancelled due to poor weather forecast at stations.

He said that PIA has also rerouted some of its flights due to weather conditions. PK 588 & PK 589 now operating Karachi-Multan-Islamabad-Multan-Karachi with a delay of two hours and forty five minutes. PK 763 operating Karachi-Jeddah instead of Faisalabad-Jeddah, PK 296 operating Abu Dhabi-Lahore instead of Abu Dhabi-Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore, PK 340 & PK 341 now operating Karachi-Lahore-Karachi instead of Faisalabad.

PK 390 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad will operate with a delay of 03 hours while PK 391 Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi with a delay of 2 hours & thirty minutes, PK 650 Lahore-Islamabad with a delay of 4 hours and PK 651 delay of 03 hours thirty minutes, PK 594 & PK 595 Lahore-Sukkur-Lahore will operate with delay of 04 hours, spokesperson concluded.

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