RAWALPINDI: The flight program of Pakistan Global Airlines (PIA) was disrupted in various areas of the nation due to terrible weather conditions problems on Sunday.
Hundreds of passengers supposed to vacation on domestic and worldwide flights had to deal with inconvenience thanks to delays and cancellation of their flights.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan in a push release reported owing to weighty fog in Lahore, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad and surrounding parts, the flight routine would be affected in coming couple of days as well.
He reported the domestic flights will be operated only on studies of improved visibility although overseas flights will be landed at alternative airports due to bad visibility.
“On Dec 27, PIA flight PK-203 from Lahore to Dubai and PK-204 from Dubai-Lahore were delayed due to the foggy temperature affliction.”
Another PIA flight (PK-797) from Lahore will depart for Toronto with a 6-hour and 30-minute delay while PK-606 for Gilgit was cancelled owing to poor weather situations.
Other than, PK-607 from Islamabad to Gilgit and PK-608 from Gilgit to Islamabad were being also cancelled even though PK-605 scheduled to depart from Islamabad to Gilgit on Dec 28 has been cancelled. The spokesman stated all travellers ended up getting knowledgeable about the flight time adjustments on their telephone figures.
“Before leaving for airports, get data about your flights from PIA call centre,” the spokesman reported.
Before, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) experienced directed the managements of all airports and airways to cope with the passengers of delayed and diverted flights professionally. The CAA stated owing to the ongoing foggy period, the flight diversion has begun to acquire place more often to and from Islamabad. And flights intended for other stations are diverted to Islamabad as properly which raises the in general passengers’ count.
The CAA claimed the extended continue to be of passengers in the lounges not only place tension on resources and staff members of the airport but can also plunge travellers into aggravation.
The CAA reported in these types of a predicament the passengers must be handled in a qualified way to keep the predicament beneath management.
In addition, the airways had been directed to guarantee the availability of their staff members in the lounges at all periods to guideline the passengers and also to adhere to the SOPs.
The airport managements should also make announcements immediately after each fifty percent an hour by means of their community deal with method to update the travellers relating to the flights/temperature hottest scenario.
Published in Dawn, December 28th, 2020