10 cancelled, seven flights delayed at Lahore airport

 10 cancelled, seven flights delayed at Lahore airport

10 cancelled, seven flights delayed at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Flight operations at Allama Iqbal International Airport cancelled again due to shortage of planes and various other reasons, as 10 flights cancelled on Sunday, while seven delayed.

According to the Lahore Airport’s Flight Inquiry, 10 flights, including flight IF-341 from Najaf, Baghdad Air flight IF-342 to Najaf, Saudi Air flight SV-734 from Jeddah. Also Saudi Air flight SV-735 from Lahore to Jeddah, Malando Air flight OD-132 from Lahore to Kuala Lumpur, PIA flight PK-609 from Lahore to Gilgit.

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Flight PK-610 from Gilgit to Lahore, PIA flight PK-303 to Karachi and Syrian Air flight ER-525 to Karachi, cancelled.

flights  delayed at Lahore airport

On the other hand, flight TK-715 from Lahore to Istanbul delayed for two hours and fifteen minutes; light TK-714 from Istanbul arrived one hour late. PIA flight PK-307 to Karachi three hours late, Qatar Air flight to Doha QR-629 delayed for one hour. 

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting held at the Lahore airport on the incidents of birds colliding with the planes in the airport territory. The meeting chaired by Minister for Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Khawaja Saad Rafique.

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The minister for aviation ordered the authorities concerned to take immediate measures; saying that there is an urgent need to keep the birds away from the airport territory. He said the safety of passengers and aircrafts could not compromised under any circumstances.

During the monsoon season, special chemicals should used to kill earthworms, he said. Adding that latest technology for protection from the birds would also introduced at the Pakistani airports.

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