Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Fly Dubai is resuming Quetta operations from 15 January 2022 with following protocols

Arrival
• IFR flight plan filed.
• flydubai to conduct RNP RWY13L approach to not below 1000ft QFE.
• Side-step to RWY13R to carry out a VFR landing.

Departure
• IFR flight plan filed.
• Visual departure provided by ATC.
• Once visual departure is complete, continue IFR
In winters specially in the month of JAN, FEB & MAR weather conditions in Quetta are extremely bad ( heavy clouds, rains, snowfall followed by Fog ) in such conditions it's not possible to approach Quetta with IFR / visual approach.

so, therefore with above protocols it's only possible to land in crystal clear weather.

Airblue also resuming flights for KHI - UET sector onward from 15th Jan 2022.

Extreme weather conditions & unavailability of ILS at Quetta will surely cause flight schedule disturbance & cancellations.


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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Ameerjan wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:52 am
Fly Dubai is resuming Quetta operations from 15 January 2022 with following protocols

Arrival
• IFR flight plan filed.
• flydubai to conduct RNP RWY13L approach to not below 1000ft QFE.
• Side-step to RWY13R to carry out a VFR landing.

Departure
• IFR flight plan filed.
• Visual departure provided by ATC.
• Once visual departure is complete, continue IFR
In winters specially in the month of JAN, FEB & MAR weather conditions in Quetta are extremely bad ( heavy clouds, rains, snowfall followed by Fog ) in such conditions it's not possible to approach Quetta with IFR / visual approach.

so, therefore with above protocols it's only possible to land in crystal clear weather.

Airblue also resuming flights for KHI - UET sector onward from 15th Jan 2022.

Extreme weather conditions & unavailability of ILS at Quetta will surely cause flight schedule disturbance & cancellations.
Considering this Fly Dubai have scheduled there inbound flight to arrive in Quetta at 11:10am, that is best part of the day perhaps from visibility point of view

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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BTW I have been flying in and out of OPQT since 1989, in the pre ILS era when only VOR/DME was available and PIA was the sole operator there. The used to make attempts and mostly successful ones , frequently coming from 31R.

Too much automation and reliance on instruments is not good for human skills, pilots are forgetting the manual flying. Remember Asiana Airlines Flight 214, crashed at the edge of runway at Florida because instrument landing was not available that day and pilots failed to land their 777 in broad daylight as they had never done manual approach during their flying career

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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PIA Airbus A320 flight PK363 to Karachi using Quetta Airport Runway 31L for takeoff.

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Quetta Airport Runway 13L/31R being upgraded.


From November 27, Quetta Airport Runway 13L/31R being upgraded is unavailable for flight operations. Parallel Runway 13R/31L is available for flight operations at the airport.

Quetta Airport Runways:

Runway 13L/31R
Runway 13R/31L

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From February 4 to March 2

Instrument Landing System (ILS) Runway 13L not available due to main Runway 13L/31R up-grade work.

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Quetta Airport Runways:

Runway 13L/31R
Runway 13R/31L

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Completion of Quetta Airport main Runway 13L/31R up-grade work expected by August 14, 2022.

New international flights to be started from Quetta Airport after the completion of airport's main runway upgrade work. Quetta to Jeddah non-stop flights will also be started. Presently, passengers are traveling to Jeddah from Quetta via Karachi.

Quetta Airport Runways:

Runway 13L/31R
Runway 13R/31L

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Completion of project to upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13L/31R for regular Boeing 777 category aircraft flight operations expected this year.

Quetta Airport Runways:

Runway 13L/31R
Runway 13R/31L

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