PIA Delays and Cancels Flights for 2 Days Due to Smog

The Aviation Industry is facing difficulties due to dense fog and smog. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made changes in its flight schedule for the next 2 days in order to compensate for the weather conditions.

A PIA spokesperson informed the media that due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA’s flights operating on Tuesday (7th November) and Wednesday (8th November) have been revised and a few flights have been cancelled.

The following flights have been revised for Tuesday 7th November due to weather conditions:

  • Cancelled flights:
    • PK 582 and PK 583 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi,
    • PK 390 and PK391 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi,
    • PK 588 and PK589 for Karachi-Bahawalpur-Karachi
  • Re-routed flights:
    • PK 340 and PK 341 Karachi-Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi.
    • PK 764 Jeddah-Faisalabad will now operate as Jeddah-Lahore
    • PK 717 Faisalabad-Madinah will operate as Lahore-Madinah.

Meanwhile, these flights have been revised for Wednesday November 08, 2017 due to expected adverse weather conditions.

  • Cancelled flights:
    • PK 588 and PK 589 for the sectors Karachi-Bahawalpur-Karachi,
    • PK 684 and PK 683 Multan-Lahore-Multan have been cancelled.
  • Re-routed flights:
    • PK 582 and PK 583 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi will now be operated as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi.
    • PK 340 & PK 341 for the sector Karachi-Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi.

PIA’s spokesman said that the weather conditions are expected to continue for the next few days and are beyond the airline’s control.

PIA has to adjust the timings of its flights due to these weather conditions, as the airline cannot operate flights with poor visibility keeping the safety requirements in view. This results in either cancellation of the flights or flights getting delayed.

The passengers are being informed by PIA’s call centre. They can also confirm the revised timings of their flights before reaching airports from PIA’s call centre at 111-786-786. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused its passengers, said the spokesperson.

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