Foggy weather disrupts flight schedule

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Dense fog on Tuesday disrupted the routine schedule of over six domestic and international flights at the Bacha Khan International Airport, while passengers, especially belonging to far-flung areas much sufferers due to cancellation of flights.

The air-traffic system remained paralysed and cancelled several domestic and international flights. Besides, PIA, flights of private operating airlines, including Air-Blue, Nass Airline, Shaheen International Airlines and Air Arabia were also disrupted their flights schedule at the BKIA, Peshawar.

A flight of Pakistan International Airlines, bounded to Kulalampur-Malaysia delayed, which was due at 10:25 am, while another PIA flight PK-288 from Doha also delayed, was due around 4:40 am from Bacha Khan Airport. A flight from Dubai PK-284 also landed as per schedule timing, which was due on time at 6:00 am. A PIA flight's PK-894 cancelled at Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar, due to foggy weather. Another flight of Pakistan International Airline PK-217, scheduled to Dubai also cancelled.

The air-traffic authorities said that the bad weather conditions either suspended or delayed both domestic and international flights. Yes, passengers hardly suffered from the condition prevailed after foggy weather, but the authority will soon revise flights scheduled after clear visibility within next 24 hours, said Jadoon, a incharge-operational at Bacha Khan International Airport. He said the authority would make arrangements to inform passengers regarding the revised schedule of flights.

The situation was almost persisted other parts of the country due to foggy weather, where flights schedule also disrupted, an official at passengers handling wing, BKIA Peshawar maintained. He said the situation will improve very soon, as both national-flag carrier and private operating airlines would revise their flights' schedule. "A large number of passengers informed that their visa would be expired within next few days, if we declined to go abroad.

Courtesy: B Recorder

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