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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:47 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Weather Conditions

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17: Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled, revised or re-routed, PIA spokesman said on Friday.

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.

Keeping in view the weather forecast for Saturday (11 November), the following flights have been cancelled and revised:

PK-650 Lahore-Islamabad cancelled.
PK-651 Lahore-Bahawalpur cancelled.
PK-652 Bahawalpur-Lahore cancelled.
PK-330 Karachi-Multan cancelled.
PK-342 Karachi-Faisalabad cancelled.
PK-343 Faisalabad-Karachi cancelled.
PK-373 Islamabad-Karachi have been cancelled.

PIA flights also re-routed due to weather conditions are:

PK-296 now operating Abu Dhabi-Karachi instead of Abu Dhabi-Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore.
PK-715 Multan-Madinah operating Karachi-Madinah.
PK-763 Faisalabad-Jeddah operating Karachi-Jeddah.
PK-295 operating Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Abu Dhabi instead of Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Abu Dhabi.
PK-725 Lahore-Riyadh operating Islamabad-Riyadh.

While PK-390 Karachi-Sukkur will operate with a delay of two hours from its scheduled time. PK-731 Karachi-Jeddah will operate with one hour delay.

PK-741 Islamabad-Jeddah will operate 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time while PK-762 will operate one hour before its scheduled time of departure, PIA spokesman concluded.

Source: PIA Press Release
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:46 am

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Looks like Qatar Airways Airbus A320 family aircraft at Lahore Airport in foggy weather. Possibly an old footage shown on various news channels.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:22 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Weather Conditions

Karachi, November 11, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Sunday (November 12) have been cancelled, revised or rerouted, PIA spokesman said on Saturday.

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.

Keeping in view the weather forecast for Sunday (November 12), following flights have been cancelled and revised:

Flights Cancelled:

PK-580 Karachi-Multan cancelled.
PK-581 Multan–Karachi cancelled.
PK-651 Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan cancelled.
PK-652 Rahim Yar Khan–Lahore cancelled.

Flights Rerouted:

PK-718 Medinah-Faisalabad rerouted to operate as Medinah-Karachi.
PK-206 Kuwait-Lahore rerouted to operate as Kuwait-Karachi.
PK-340 Karachi-Faisalabad rerouted to operate as Karachi-Lahore.
PK-341 Faisalabad–Karachi rerouted to operate as Lahore-Karachi.

Flights Delayed:

PK-650 Lahore-Islamabad with a delay of 4 hours.
PK-651 Islamabad-Lahore with a delay of 3 hours & 30 minutes.
PK-536 Karachi-Sukkur with a delay of 4 hours.
PK-537 Sukkur-Karachi with a delay of 3 hours and 15 minutes.
PK-503 Karachi-Gwadar with a delay of 2 hours.
PK-504 Gwadar-Karachi with a delay of 2 hours.
PK-582 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan with a delay of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
PK-583 Rahim Yar Khan–Karachi with a delay of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
PK-741 Islamabad-Jeddah with a delay of 1 hour.
PK-760 Jeddah-Lahore with a delay of 1 hour.

Source: PIA Press Release
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:18 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Weather Conditions

Karachi, November 12, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Monday (13 November) have been cancelled and revised, PIA spokesman said here on Sunday.

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, 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.

Flights Affected on November 13 due to poor weather forecast:

Cancelled Flights:


PK-342 Karachi-Faisalabad.
PK-343 Faisalabad-Karachi.
PK-313 Lahore-Karachi.
PK-683 Lahore-Multan.
PK-684 Multan-Lahore.
PK-582 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan.
PK-583 Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi.

Rerouted Flights:

PK-588 now operating Karachi-Multan-Islamabad with delay of two hours and forty five minutes instead of Karachi-Bahawalpur-Islamabad.
PK-589 now operating Islamabad-Multan-Karachi with delay of two hours and forty five minutes instead of Islamabad-Bahawalpur-Karachi.
PK-763 operating Karachi-Jeddah instead of Faisalabad-Jeddah.
PK-296 operating Abu Dhabi-Lahore instead of Abu Dhabi-Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore
PK-340 operating Karachi-Lahore instead of Karachi-Faisalabad.
PK-341 operating Lahore-Karachi instead of Faisalabad-Karachi.

Delayed Flights:

PK-390 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad operating with delay of three hours.
PK-391 Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi operating with delay of two hours & thirty minutes.
PK-650 Lahore-Islamabad operating with delay of four hours.
PK-651 Islamabad-Lahore operating with delay of three hours & thirty minutes.
PK-594 Lahore-Sukkur operating with delay of four hours.
PK-595 Sukkur-Lahore operating delay of four hours.

Source: PIA Press Release
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:28 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Weather Conditions

Karachi, November13, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, as advised by meteorology department some of PIA flights operating on Tuesday have been revised or re-routed. PIA spokesman said on Monday.

Keeping in view the weather forecast for Tuesday (14 November), following flights have been revised:

PK-340 Karachi-Faisalabad is rerouted to operate as Karachi-Lahore.
PK-717 Faisalabad-Medinah is rerouted to operate as Lahore-Medinah.
PK-650 Lahore-Islamabad will operate with a delay of 4 hours.
PK-651 Islamabad-Lahore will operate with a delay of 3 hours and 30 minutes.
PK-295 Lahore-Abu Dhabi will now operate as Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Abu Dhabi with a delay of 30 minutes.

Source: PIA Press Release
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:48 pm

Shaheen Air Jeddah to Lahore flight NL-730 performed by Airbus A330-200 (AP-BML) landed at Karachi Airport at 12:56 AM due to dense fog at Lahore Airport.

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Source: flightradar24.com

Later, AP-BML departed from Karachi at 2:12 PM and landed at 3:27 PM at Lahore Airport from where passengers exited the airport from domestic arrivals area because they already had undergone immigration & customs process at Kararchi Airport.

Flight NL-730 was scheduled to arrive at Lahore at 11:25 AM on November 13.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:48 pm

More Than Six Hundred PIA Flights Disrupted in Two Weeks Due to Fog and Smog

Karachi, November 15, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog and smog) prevailing in the country, especially in Southern Punjab and Upper Sindh for last fortnight, PIA flights schedule was affected significantly. From November 1 to November 15 nearly 604 PIA flights were disrupted, PIA spokesman said on Wednesday.

Keeping in view the weather forecast with coordination of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), PIA Management adopted a proactive approach to minimize the inconvenience caused to passengers. It involved rescheduling of flights and adjustment on alternate arrangements. Passengers were timely informed by PIA Call Centre while regular timely updates were also issued to the both print and electronic media and social media as well. PIA did face some difficulty in conveying messages to passengers due to unavailability of their contact numbers. It is therefore requested that all passengers must provide their contact numbers while making reservation. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers due to disruption of flights because of dense fog and smog.

PIA spokesman said that the weather conditions that prevailed for two weeks were beyond the control of airline. The affected areas included Multan, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gwadar, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Sialkot and Rahim Yar Khan. PIA adjusted its flights schedule based on eighty-three weather occurrences. During this period, the airline could not operate flights due to poor visibility and also keeping in view the safety requirements. He said that these weather occurrences caused 159 flight cancellations, 17 diversions, 82 rerouting of flights and also more than 200 delays. PIA spokesman further said that if one flight is delayed then as a consequence number of flights is affected as the same aircraft has to operate multiple flights. Due to this scenario, nearly 231 flights were also affected, PIA spokesman concluded.

Source: PIA Press Release
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:36 am

140 Passengers of a flydubai Dubai to Faisalabad flight transported from Lahore Airport to Faisalabad Airport by Faisal Movers (faisalmovers.com) luxury buses with Wi-Fi facility arranged by the airline.

The flydubai Boeing 737 aircraft landed at Lahore Airport because of bad weather and absence of modern Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Faisalabad Airport.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 pm

Today, another flydubai Dubai to Faisalabad flight landed at Lahore Airport. The Boeing 737 flight's 140 passengers were transported by Faisal Movers buses from Lahore Airport to Faisalabad Airport.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:02 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Weather Conditions

Karachi, December 15, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Saturday (December 16) have been cancelled and revised, PIA spokesman said here on Friday.

PIA spokesman said that the foggy 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.

Keeping in view the weather forecast for Saturday (December 16), the following flights have been cancelled and revised:

PK-332 Karachi-Multan cancelled due to poor weather forecast.
PK-203 Lahore-Dubai operating with delay of 55 minutes.
PK-204 Dubai-Lahore operating with delay of 45 minutes
PK-390 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad operating with delay of 1 hour.
PK-391 Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi operating with delay of 1 hour.
PK-650 Lahore-Islamabad operating with delay of 1 hour.
PK-651 Islamabad-Lahore operating with delay of 1 hour.
PK-652 Multan-Lahore-Islamabad operating with delay of 40 minutes.

PIA flights rerouted due to foggy weather conditions are:

PK-725 operating Karachi-Riyadh instead of Lahore-Riyadh.
PK-264 operating Abu Dhabi-Karachi instead of Abu Dhabi-Lahore.
PK-715 operating Karachi-Madinah instead of Multan-Madinah.
PK-763 operating Lahore-Jeddah instead of Faisalabad-Jeddah.
PK-739 operating Karachi-Jeddah instead of Multan-Jeddah.
PK-342 operating Karachi-Lahore instead of Karachi-Faisalabad.

Source: PIA Press Release (December 15, 2017)
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by raihans » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:33 am

Seems Shaheen Air Crew for A330s are not certified for CAT III approaches?
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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:37 am

raihans wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:33 am
Seems Shaheen Air Crew for A330s are not certified for CAT III approaches?
Or the aircrafts not certified. It could be a possibilty too.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:32 pm

KLM was operating these A330-200s before Shaheen Air inducted them in 2016.

KLM must have been operating them with latest equipment for operations in Europe and other continents in bad weather conditions.

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Re: Smog & Fog Disrupt Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 pm

PIA Flights Affected Due to Weather Conditions

Karachi, December 16, 2017:
Due to the weather conditions (dense fog) prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Sunday (December 17) have been cancelled and revised, PIA spokesman said here on Saturday.

PIA spokesman said that the foggy 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.

Keeping in view the weather forecast for Sunday 17 December, the following flights have been cancelled:

PK-313 Lahore-Karachi is cancelled due to poor weather forecast.
PK-398 Karachi-Sialkot is cancelled due to poor weather forecast.

Flights with adjusted timings:

PK-302 Lahore-Karachi operating with delay of 1 hour.
PK-650 Lahore-Islamabad with delay of 1 hour.
PK-651 Islamabad-Lahore with delay of 40 minutes.
PK-652 Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore with delay of 40 minutes.

PIA also rerouted some of its flights due to foggy weather conditions:

PK-718 now operating Madinah-Karachi instead of Madinah-Faisalabad.
PK-206 now operating Kuwait–Karachi instead of Kuwait-Lahore.

Source: PIA Press Release (December 16, 2017)
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