Fog impacts PIA flight schedule at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The flight schedule of Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) at Jinnah Worldwide Airport Karachi on Saturday remained affected resulting from heavy fog in elements of the nation specifically in Punjab province, ARY NEWS reported.

In response to a PIA spokesman, the flight schedule was affected resulting from heavy fog and the home flights schedule will solely be resumed after enchancment in visibility. He, nonetheless, mentioned that worldwide flights will probably be diverted to alternate airports within the nation having higher visibility.

The affected flights included PK-302 and PK-303 delayed by round 5 and 4 hours respectively. A Islamabad-bound flight from Karachi, PK-368, confronted a delay by two and a half hours whereas a one and a half hour delay is confronted by a Lahore-bound flight from the airport, PK-304.

The spokesman requested the passengers to register their numbers with the authorities in ticket reserving part in order that they may very well be knowledgeable relating to any delays. “The passengers must also inquire flight schedule earlier than leaving for the airport.”

Learn Extra: Fog engulfs Punjab plains, restricts visibility vary

On November 21, air air pollution within the form of smog engulfed Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Worldwide Airport forcing diversion of three flights to Islamabad.

In response to airport sources, flight quantity QR 628 from Doha to Lahore was diverted to Islamabad airport resulting from poor visibility attributable to intense smog.

The flights from Damam and Urumqi have been additionally diverted in direction of Islamabad from Lahore for a similar purpose.

Furthermore, flight quantity PK 650 from Islamabad to Lahore was stopped from taking off, whereas flight quantity SV 735 from Jeddah to Lahore additionally dealing with delay resulting from visibility drawback attributable to smog.

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