Many International and Domestic PIA Flights Delayed Due to Fog


Fog and smog are some of the leading reasons why flights are getting delayed. Many Pakistan International Airlines flights both domestic and international are getting delayed. It’s disturbing all types of passengers whether they are taking flights from Karachi to Boston or anywhere else. In this article, you will get to know the latest news about the flights getting delayed in Pakistan. So let us jump into it.

The News

tens of hundreds of travelers intending to travel on domestic and international flights were faced with the inconvenience of delays and flight cancellations. PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan in a press release said that due to heavy fog in Lahore, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad, and the surrounding area, the flight schedule will also change in the coming days. He said domestic flights will only be operated on the basis of improved visibility reports, while foreign flights will land at alternative airports due to poor visibility.

New Schedule

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced on Sunday that the schedule of several of its flights would be disrupted due to heavy fog in several cities across the country. A PIA spokesman said the schedule of the various flights had to be changed after heavy mists engulfed:

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Multan
  • Faisalabad
  • Sialkot

The spokesman added that more flights were expected to be postponed due to fog. Domestic flights will be resumed with visibility on the runways. Then again, global flights will land at elective air terminals. Fog and bad weather recently affected several flights and train schedules across the country. MET officials said the westerly wave is approaching the upper and western parts of the country and may continue in the upper parts of the country until Monday. They predicted that rain (snow on the hills) would be expected in:

  • Gilgit Baltistan
  • Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
  • Upper Punjab
  • Middle Punjab
  • Islamabad
  • Kashmir

According to Reports, 19 Flights Got Cancelled

Earlier, 19 domestic and international flights at Allama Iqbal International Airport were canceled due to heavy fog. In addition, 16 flights were delayed to avoid unforeseen situations. The canceled flights include:

  • Flight 410 to Dubai by the private airline
  • Flight 318 to Riyadh
  • Flight 342 to Najaf
  • Flight 715 to Istanbul
  • Flight 244 to Abu Dhabi

Flight 430 to Abu Dhabi and Flight 132 to Kuala Lumpur were likewise dropped because of substantial haze.

Guidance from the Civil Aviation Authority

Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ordered the management of all airports and airlines to professionally handle delayed and diverted passengers. The CAA said that due to the ongoing misty season, diversions of flight direction began to take place more frequently to and from Islamabad. Flights to other stations also divert to Islamabad, which increases the overall number of passengers. The CAA said prolonged stays in lounges not only put pressure on airport resources and staff but could also frustrate passengers.

The Civil Aviation Authority stated that in such a situation passengers should be treated in a professional manner in order to maintain control over the situation. In addition, the airlines were instructed to ensure the constant availability of their staff in the lounges to guide travelers and to comply with the SPO.

Airport management should also make an announcement through their public address system every half hour to keep passengers informed about the latest flight schedule and according to the weather.

We hope that now you will schedule your domestic and international travel plan according to the current situation of the weather. Keep in mind that if you need to travel immediately, you’ll need to keep the possibility in your mind of flights getting delayed.