Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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According to new sources, snow is being cleared/removed from the airside (runway/taxiway/apron) at Skardu Airport for the resumption of flight operations.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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PIA operates flights between Islamabad and Skardu with Airbus A320 subject to weather conditions.

Apparently, the most recent PIA Islamabad to Skardu flight PK-451 was operated nearly a week ago with Airbus A320 (AP-BLS) on January 14.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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this equipment is ill suited to clear such a large area.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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agree.
Also. one can guess that regular cancellations or delays to Skardu may be attributed to lack of de-icing equipment not the weather as its always claimed.

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TAILWIND wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:29 pm
this equipment is ill suited to clear such a large area.
Rightly said. Inept CAA is killing every aviation related thing in Pakistan. They are happy to charge free money of overflying, Aircraft parking, Airport taxes, landing charges and from many other things.

Skardu is pretty strategic Airport, as lot of military related movement is also happening, this Airport should be able to handle and operate under much tough wether conditions.
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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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Tuti Fruiti wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:36 am
agree.
Also. one can guess that regular cancellations or delays to Skardu may be attributed to lack of de-icing equipment not the weather as its always claimed.
De-icing (of aircraft) is not required at Skardu. Due to terrain, flights only operate in clear weather.

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Cancellation of PIA Islamabad to Skardu flight PK-451 due to bad weather continues.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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Today, PIA Airbus A320 (AP-BLW) performed Islamabad to Skardu flight PK-451 & Skardu to Islamabad flight PK-452.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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Snow being cleared from runway/airside of Skardu Airport for the restoration of flight operations suspended at the airport since a number of days.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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CAA Clearing Skardu Airport Runway

Islamabad: January 15, 2020
Worst weather conditions at Skardu Airport, one of the world's highest airports, has halted flight operations. Skardu Airport is located at 7500 feet high and is considered one of the highest airports in the world. Skardu Airport is also known as Lifeline Airport.

Skardu Airport has experienced heavy snow fall from Sunday to Wednesday. More than 18 inch snow has been accumulated at airfield during the period. Snow removal work from car parking area, access road, runway and maneuvering area started on Tuesday at 9.00 hours (PST) with all available resources including one snow plough machine (Babcat) and 3 tractors. 4000 feet of runway from threshold Runway 14 has been cleared till Wednesday. Runway 14/32 is still blocked due to snow. Local administration is also helping CAA in this regard.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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Skardu Airport Runway 14/32 and Runway 15/33.

Machinery used at night to clear Skardu Airport airside/taxiway/runway.

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Snow removed from Skardu Airport Runway 14/32.

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The runway seems pretty slick, wonder if PIA consider it safe to resume flights on such an icy runway
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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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Today, PIA resumed operating flights to & from Skardu when airline's Airbus A320 registration AP-BLV departed from Islamabad at 10:59 AM as flight PK451 to Skardu.

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Re: Snow Being Cleared for Resumption of Flight Operations at Skardu Airport

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PIA managed to operate flights to & from Skardu Airport under harsh cold weather conditions at the airport.











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