Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From January 13 to April 14

Quetta Airport Runway 13L approach Instrument Landing System (ILS) will not be available due to up-gradation work on airport's main Runway 13L/31R.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From January 27 to April 30

Reconstruction work phase (1B) shall commence on main Runway 13L/31R on 963.8 meters from beginning of Runway 31R.

The runway end shall accordingly be shifted temporarily.

Revised distance available would be as follows:

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From February 4 to May 5.

Digging maintenance work in progress from edge of beginning of Runway 31 towards northern B2 link taxi up to a distance of 300 feet. All aircraft to exercise caution for landing/takeoff and taxiing on main runway.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From March 12 to June 12.

Quetta Airport Taxiway L will not be available for taxi purpose due to rehabilitation/upgrade work of apron/runway.

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLZ Islamabad to Karachi via Quetta flight PK363 at Quetta International Airport on March 12 photographed by Uzair Ansari.

Runway construction/rehabilitation work visible in the background.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From March 30 to April 30

During reconstruction work (Phase-1) of main runway, revised runway slope will be as follows:

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW Karachi to Quetta flight PK310 and Quetta to Karachi flight PK311 at Quetta International Airport on April 8, 2021, photographed by Uzair Ansari.

Runway construction/rehabilitation work visible in the background.

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW at Quetta International Airport on April 8, 2021. The aircraft had arrived in Quetta as flight PK310 from Karachi.

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW at Quetta International Airport on April 8, 2021.

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLW at Quetta International Airport on April 8, 2021.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From April 14 to July 14

Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach Runway 13L will not be available due work to upgrade main Runway 13L/31R of Quetta International Airport.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From April 27 to June 30.

Reconstruction work phase (1B) shall commence on main Runway 13L/31R on 963.8 meters from beginning of Runway 31R.

The runway end shall accordingly be shifted temporarily.

Revised distance available would be as follows:

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April 27 to July 31

Heavy machinery deployed undershoot Runway 31R due to work in progress. All pilots advised to exercise caution while landing.

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From June 12 to July 12

Taxiway L will not be available for taxi purpose due to rehabilitation/upgrade work of apron/runway

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From October 14 to November 13

In continuation of runway upgrade work (Phase-II) displaced threshold Runway 13L marking/painting work in progress. Pilots advised to follow initial Runway 13L threshold as per Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) - Pakistan.

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Quetta Airport Runway 13L threshold.

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Quetta Airport Runway 31R displaced threshold.

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Quetta Airport Runway 31R displaced threshold.

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From November 2 to November 13

In continuation of runway upgrade work Phase II, displaced Runway 13L markings paint work in progress. Pilots advised to follow initial Runway 13L threshold as per Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) - Pakistan.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From November 27, Quetta Airport Runway 13L/31R being upgraded will not be available for flight operations. Parallel Runway 13R/31L will be available for flight operations at the airport.

Quetta Airport Runways:

Runway 13L/31R
Runway 13R/31L

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Due to upgration work on main runway (13L/31R), parallel runway (13R/31L) is being offered for flights operations & because of unavailability of ILS approach at Airport, Frequent flight cancellations are being observed for the last one week.

Currently two airliners are operating for Quetta which are PIA & SereneAir. Wherease Airblue, AirArabia, AirSial, Flydubai suspended their operations exactly when runway (13R/31L) offered to commerical airlines with IFR approach.

Due to visual approach in light weather conditions such as heavy clouds, light rain & low visibility flights are being cancelled from the origin. They even don't make any attempt to approach/decent for Quetta which definitely results in additional risks & also can increase pilot workload.

In last two days all departures & arrivals has been cancelled & concerned airlines are fail to offer any alternate flights to the passengers. Majority of passengers cancelled their tickets & travelled by roads to their destinations.

The situation will remain same until the work completion on main runway (13L/31R)

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Ameerjan wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:51 pm Due to upgration work on main runway (13L/31R), parallel runway (13R/31L) is being offered for flights operations & because of unavailability of ILS approach at Airport, Frequent flight cancellations are being observed for the last one week.

Currently two airliners are operating for Quetta which are PIA & SereneAir. Wherease Airblue, AirArabia, AirSial, Flydubai suspended their operations exactly when runway (13R/31L) offered to commerical airlines with IFR approach.

Due to visual approach in light weather conditions such as heavy clouds, light rain & low visibility flights are being cancelled from the origin. They even don't make any attempt to approach/decent for Quetta which definitely results in additional risks & also can increase pilot workload.

In last two days all departures & arrivals has been cancelled & concerned airlines are fail to offer any alternate flights to the passengers. Majority of passengers cancelled their tickets & travelled by roads to their destinations.

The situation will remain same until the work completion on main runway (13L/31R)
Fly Dubai is resuming Quetta operations from 15 January 2022 with following protocols

Arrival
• IFR flight plan filed.
• flydubai to conduct RNP RWY13L approach to not below 1000ft QFE.
• Side-step to RWY13R to carry out a VFR landing.

Departure
• IFR flight plan filed.
• Visual departure provided by ATC.
• Once visual departure is complete, continue IFR.