Lahore fog affects flight schedule at Allama Iqbal International Airport

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th Dec, 2019. 10:10 am
Lahore fog

The flight schedule of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) at Allama Iqbal International Airport remained affected due to heavy fog in adjoining areas of the airport, BOL News reported.

According to a PIA spokesman, the flight schedule was affected due to intense fog and the domestic flights schedule was affected due to low visibility.

The flight scheduled to land at the Lahore airport from Damam was diverted to the Islamabad airport.

Lahore to Islamabad bound flight PK-8385 and Karachi bound flights PK-316 and PK-313 from Lahore were cancelled due to dense fog.

The spokesman asked the passengers to register their numbers with the authorities in ticket booking section so that they could be informed regarding any delays.

Earlier, the flight schedule of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) at Jinnah International Airport remained affected due to heavy fog in parts of the country specially in the province of Punjab.

The affected flights included PK-302 and PK-303 delayed by around five and four hours respectively.

A Islamabad-bound flight from Karachi, PK-368, faced a delay by two and a half hours while a one and a half hour delay is faced by a Lahore-bound flight from the airport, PK-304.

Intense fog has engulfed different cities of Punjab including Lahore, Okara and Sahiwal on early hours of Sunday.

According to the details, due to dense fog the visibility dropped to zero. Commuters were mainly disturbed, whereas, flight schedule was also affected due to extreme weather patterns.

The traffic police have directed the locals to avoid unnecessary travel. Officials of the Motorway Police have advised commuters to check with the Motorway Police before travelling.

These include M-1 from Peshawar to Rashakai, M-2 from Kot Sarwar Interchange to Lahore, M-3 from Lahore to Abdul Hakeem and M-4 from Pindi Bhattian to Khanewal.

Visibility on the national highway was just at 30 metres. The Lahore to Islamabad M2 Motorway has been closed till Hafizabad.

Lahore, Thokar, Chohang, Mohlanwa, Jambar, Phoolnagar, Pitoki, Okara, Sahiwal, Chichawatni, Mian Channu and Khanewal.

At least eight people have lost their lives in different road accidents, due to extreme fog.

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