The national flag carrier of Pakistan has made a pretty demanding announcement on the social media “guiding” people on how to catch the flight in time if you plan to travel via Islamabad International Airport. If you don’t want to miss your all-important flight, you must reach the airport at least 5 hours prior to the flight’s departure time.
According to Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) announcement, this early arrival is due to the congested traffic on the roads leading to the airport.
Multiple security checkpoints have been established at the Islamabad International Airport. PIA told that traffic gets jammed during these security checkups so arriving 5 hours early is the only optimal solution.
Here is what PIA’s message reads;
Valued PIA customers, in light of the traffic congestion due to strict security checks at entry points of the new Islamabad International Airport, you are kindly requested to report at least 5 hours prior to departure time for your international flights. Your convenience is our foremost priority.
The airline sent out the “special message” to its customers via its Twitter account.
The last line of the message seems really ironic as getting to the airport 5 hours prior to the departure time is indeed very “convenient”.