PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

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PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:05 pm

According to news sources, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has written a letter to Secretary Aviation and Chairman PIA Irfan Elahi with request to operate special PIA flights to & from Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport, Sukkur, for people who are going to attend death anniversary of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh near Naudero, Larkana, on December 27.

Special PIA flights requested to be operated on December 27 are:

Islamabad to Sukkur via Lahore.
Sukkur to Islamabad via Lahore.

Karachi to Sukkur.
Sukkur to Karachi.

People will travel by road between Sukkur Airport and Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:40 pm

PIA has announced to operate special flights to/from Sukkur on December 26/27 for events related to death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/isl ... /detail-16

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:35 pm

PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLU is performing special rerouted flight PK-594 from Lahore to Sukkur via Islamabad to transport passengers going to attend events related to death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto on December 27.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk594
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blu

PIA operates Lahore to Sukkur non-stop flight PK-594 twice-a-week every Monday & Tuesday with ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft, according to flights schedule on airline's website.

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:50 pm

Equipment was upgraded to Airbus A320 (AP-BLZ) for today's PIA Karachi to Sukkur flight PK-536 apparently to accommodate additional load of passengers traveling to attend events related to death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto on December 27.

Normally, ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft is used for flight 536.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk536

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:35 pm

PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW performing Karachi to Islamabad flight PK-372 rerouted via Sukkur & Lahore apparently to pick passengers from Sukkur who attended events related to Benazir Bhutto death anniversary.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk372
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blw

Normally, PK-372 is operated as non-stop flight from Karachi to Islamabad with Airbus A320.

PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLB apparently performing flight PK-537 from Sukkur to Karachi apparently with passengers who attended events related to Benazir Bhutto death anniversary.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk537
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blb

Normally, Sukkur to Karachi flight PK-537 is operated with ATR 72-500.

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:11 pm

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According to Abb Takk news channel, buffet was arranged in the lounge of Sukkur Airport for a political party's leaders, senators, provincial & national assembly members.

Passengers had to sit in a corner of the lounge.

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:31 pm

Replying to a question on the matter of lunch arranged at Sukkur Airport on Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary, Director General (DG) CAA Air Marshal (Retd.) Asim Suleiman said that such events are arranged there every year and he'll see what steps have been taken to prevent them and which rules of CAA are violated by such arrangements.

The buffet was arranged in airport's lounge by leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah. The authorities decided not to take action because it was Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary.

In the past, CAA officers who tried to stop such events from happening at the airport were transferred.

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Re: PIA Requested to Operate Special Flights to & from Sukkur on Benazir Bhutto's Death Anniversary

Post by arshad.altaf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:02 am

So the airport's lounge is their private property and they can do whatever they want. Pathetic and shameful!