PIA:(PIA requests travellers to recheck flight timings as fog disturbs schedule)

ISLAMABAD: PIA has requested travellers to recheck flight timings from PIA Call Centre before leaving for airports, as dense fog in various cities of Punjab has disturbed flight schedule causing inconvenience to passengers especially at Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Lahore airports.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, PIA Spokesman said that safety is of paramount importance for the airline therefore flights to and from these destinations, except Lahore, have to be delayed till visibility improves beyond 350 meters.

He said due to the state-of-the-art ILS Cat III-B system, Lahore airport is the least affected, but when visibility drops below 50 meters flights cannot be operated there as well.

He strongly recommended that passengers may contact PIA Call Centre at 111-786-786 to keep themselves updated on the latest situation and leave for airports accordingly.

He said fog is a weather phenomenon and passengers are requested to cooperate with PIA staff and understand that flights in fog affected areas are being delayed for their own safety.

Whenever flights are delayed PIA staff arranges free meals and accommodation for passengers, he added.