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Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:55 am

Poor visibility due to smog disrupted flights operation at Multan Airport on November 1, according to news reports.

Gulf Air Airbus A320 (A9C-AG) Bahrain to Multan flight GF-788 diverted to Karachi. The A320 flew holding pattern near Multan Airport between 5:49 AM and 6:14 AM before diverting to Karachi where it landed at 7:16 AM. Apparently it's still at Karachi Airport. Flight GF-788 was scheduled to land at Multan at 5:30 AM on November 1.

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Departure of Emirates Dubai to Multan flight EK-630 is delayed. The flight was scheduled to land at Multan at 6:55 PM on November 1.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek630

Passengers of Multan to Dubai Emirates flight EK-631 were shown protesting at Multan Airport and demanding hotel accommodation. Flight EK-631 was scheduled to depart from Multan at 8:55 PM on November 1.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek631

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation at Multan Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:19 am

Gulf Air Airbus A320 (A9C-AG) departed from Karachi at 2:15 AM as flight GF-788 to Multan.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/gf788
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a9c-ag

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:33 am

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Flights operation at Faisalabad Airport is also disrupted due to smog.

Departure of Qatar Airways Doha to Faisalabad flight QR-624 has been delayed. The flight was scheduled to land at Faisalabad Airport at 1:55 AM. Now it's expected to land at Faisalabad around 8:00 AM.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qr624

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:18 am

Air Arabia Sharjah to Faisalabad Airbus A320 (A6-AOE) flight G9-543 diverted to Karachi where it landed at 2:51 AM.

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airblue Jeddah to Lahore flight PA-471 performed by Airbus A321-200 (AP-BMM) diverted to Karachi where it landed at 8:12 AM.

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:45 pm

Smog has disrupted flight operations at Faisalabad Airport.

Today, Air Arabia Airbus A320-200 (A6-ANB) Sharjah to Faisalabad flight G9-543 landed at Lahore Airport at 4:33 PM.

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According to news sources, the flight from Sharjah passengers will be transported by buses from Lahore to Faisalabad. Similarly, Sharjah-bound passengers of the flight from Faisalabad that was to be performed by this aircraft will be transported by buses from Faisalabad to Lahore from where the aircraft will depart for Sharjah.

Also today, flydubai Boeing 737-800 (A6-FGB) Dubai to Faisalabad flight FZ-323 flew holding pattern near Faisalabad between 4:05 PM and 4:20 PM before diverting & landing at Lahore Airport at 4:40 PM.

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Passengers protesting against disruption of flights operation at Faisalabad Airport due to smog. Looks like new section of airport terminal.

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Passengers protesting against disruption of flights operation at Faisalabad Airport due to smog. Looks like new section of airport terminal.

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:57 am

Due to smog PIA has adjusted flights schedule for Multan and Faisalabad on November 4.

Multan

Karachi to Multan flight PK-330 delayed due to bad weather.
Multan to Karachi flight PK-331 will depart ontime.
Multan to Medina flight PK-715 cancelled.
Medina to Multan flight PK-716 cancelled

Faisalabad

Karachi to Faisalabad flight PK-342 cancelled.
Faisalabad to Jeddah flight PK-763 cancelled.
Jeddah to Faisalabad flight PK-764 cancelled.

Passengers have been advised to contact PIA Call Center on 111-786-786 before coming to the airport.

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:29 pm

With the growth in air traffic at airports of Peshawar, Multan and Faisalabad, these airports are becoming strong future candidates for installation of newer Instrument Landing System (ILS) for smooth flight operations in winters when smog/fog affects these areas.

Multan International Airport

Stranded passengers of Emirates at Multan Airport. A number of them are Zaireen travelling from Multan to Baghdad via Dubai.

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A stranded passenger's Boarding Pass for Emirates November 4 Dubai to Baghdad flight EK-941. On November 4, flight EK-941 to Baghdad departed from Dubai at 8:30 AM. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a6-epq

On November 3, Emirates Dubai to Multan flight EK-630 performed by airline's Boeing 777-31HER (A6-ENW) returned to Dubai after flying holding pattern near Multan between 6:45 PM and 7:27 PM.

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Today, Emirates Dubai to Multan flight performed by Boeing 777-31HER (A6-EBP) landed at Multan Airport at 2:43 PM.

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Faisalabad International Airport

Stranded passengers at Faisalabad Airport including Zaireen travelling from Faisalabad to Iraq via Gulf.

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Today, PIA Abu Dhabi to Lahore via Rahim Yar Khan flight PK-296 performed by Airbus A320 (AP-BLD) landed at Sialkot Airport at 4:47 AM.

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From Sialkot, AP-BLD departed at 9:46 AM as flight PK-296 to Lahore where it landed at 10:10 AM.

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The passengers have been sent to Rahim Yar Kan by buses from Lahore because PK-296 crew had reached flight duty time limit.

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:31 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Fog and Smog

Karachi, November 04, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Saturday were affected while the timing's of some domestic flights for Sunday have been revised, few domestic flights cancelled, PIA spokesman said on Saturday.

Six domestic flights were cancelled that included:

Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad flight PK-390.
Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi flight PK-391.
Karachi-Sukkur flight PK-536.
Sukkur-Karachi flight PK-537.
Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan flight PK-582.
Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi flight PK-583.

The flight for the sector Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Abu Dhabi was rescheduled to operate directly i.e. from Lahore to Abu Dhabi. PIA flight PK-588 for the sector Karachi–Bahawalpur-Islamabad was operated as Karachi-Islamabad.

The timings of some the domestic flights operating on Sunday have been revised due to weather conditions. The revised expected timings are:

PK-302 for the sector Karachi-Lahore will operate with an expected delay of one hour.
PK-341 and PK-342 for the sectors Karachi-Faisalabad–Karachi will be operated as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi on the same timings.
PK-536, PK-537 for the sector Karachi-Moenjodaro- Sukkur-Karachi has been cancelled.
PK-650 and PK-651 for the sector Lahore-Islamabad-Lahore will now operate with a delay of two hours.
PK-651 and PK-652 for the sector Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan–Lahore has been cancelled.
PK-652 will operate Lahore-Islamabad as per normal timings.
PK-580 and PK-581 for the sector Karachi-Multan–Karachi is expected to operate with a delay of more than four hours.
PK-503 and PK-504 for the sector Karachi-Gwadar-Karachi is also expected to operate with a delay due to weather.

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 at 111-786-786. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused its passengers, PIA spokesman concluded.

Source: PIA Press Release (November 4, 2017)
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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Fog

Karachi, November 05, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Monday been revised, few cancelled, PIA spokesman said on Sunday.

Following flights have been revised for Monday due to weather conditions:

PK-755 Sialkot-Riyadh has been revised and will now operate as Lahore-Riyadh at 0600 hours.
PK-296 Abu Dhabi–Rahim Yar Khan–Lahore will operate as Abu Dhabi–Lahore.
PK-340 for the sector Karachi-Faisalabad will operate as Karachi-Lahore.
PK-341 for the sector Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Lahore-Karachi.
PK-650 for the sector Lahore-Islamabad will operate with a delay on one hour.
PK-651 for the sector Islamabad-Lahore will operate with a delay on one hour.

Following flights have been cancelled for Monday due to weather conditions:

PK-582 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan.
PK-583 Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi.
PK-390 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad.
PK-391 Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi.
PK-588 Karachi-Bahawalpur-Islamabad.
PK-589 Islamabad-Bahawalpur-Karachi.
PK-594 Lahore-Sukkur.
PK-595 Sukkur-Lahore.

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 at 111-786-786. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused its passengers, PIA spokesman concluded.

Source: PIA Press Release (November 5, 2017)
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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:39 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Fog and Smog

Karachi, November 06, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Tuesday and Wednesday been revised, few cancelled, PIA spokesman said on Monday.

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

PK-582 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan cancelled.
PK-583 Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi cancelled.
PK-390 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad cancelled.
PK-391 Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi cancelled.
PK-588 Karachi-Bahawalpur cancelled.
PK-589 Bahawalpur-Karachi cancelled.
PK-340 Karachi-Faisalabad will operate as Karachi-Lahore.
PK-341 Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Lahore-Karachi.
PK-764 Jeddah-Faisalabad will now operate as Jeddah-Lahore.
PK-717 Faisalabad-Madinah will operate as Lahore-Madinah.

Following flights have been revised for Wednesday (November 8) due to expected adverse weather conditions:

PK-582 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore will now be operated as Karachi-Lahore.
PK-583 Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi will now be operated as Lahore-Karachi.
PK-588 Karachi-Bahawalpur cancelled.
PK-589 Bahawalpur-Karachi cancelled.
PK-683 Lahore-Multan cancelled.
PK-684 Multan-Lahore-Multan cancelled.
PK-340 Karachi-Faisalabad will operate as Karachi-Lahore.
PK-341 Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Lahore-Karachi.

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 at 111-786-786. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused its passengers, PIA spokesman concluded.

Source: PIA Press Release (November 6, 2017)
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Re: Smog Disrupts Flights Operation

Post by aviator773 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:19 pm

Serene 524, Shaheen 144, Airblue 413 , Airblue 402, all of these flights diverted to Karachi. Pakistan 653 diverted back to Islamabad and Pakistan 684 also diverted to Islamabad. The only flight that managed to land was 306 because it performed ILS CAT 3 but after landing the captain had to request for a follow me because it was difficult taxing to the stand.
Pakistam 653 and Serene 524 were the first one to go around after which all the rest decided to divert.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:44 pm

Very thick fog in Lahore tonight.

One of the affected flights:

Shaheen Air Airbus A319 (AP-BNI) Karachi to Lahore flight NL-144 that departed from Karachi at 7:07 PM and landed at Karachi at 9:51 PM.

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Somewhere between Raiwaind and Kahna around 8:25 PM, flight NL-144 began turning back towards Karachi.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:31 am

PIA Airbus A320 (AP-BLD) Riyadh to Sialkot flight PK-756 landed at Karachi Airport at 9:32 PM (November 6) due to poor visibility at Sialkot Airport.

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