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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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Faisalabad Airport primary Runway 03R/21L upgrade project work to continue at least till May 17, 2023. Heavy machinery deployed on Runway 03R/21L.

Airport's secondary Runway 03L/21R to remain available for flight operations.

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Faisalabad Airport runways:

Primary Runway 03R/21L
Secondary Runway 03L/21R

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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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you can upgrade all the airports you want, its the population that needs to be upgraded through education.

The people visiting these airports are mostly illiterate and destroy the atmosphere and the joy of landing in your home country.

The security agencies wake up after the airport is made and destroy it in the name of security by blocking off lanes and creating bottle necks and obviously lets not forget VIP LANE 1 AND VIP LANE 2.
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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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From May 18 to May 30.

Faisalabad Airport main Runway 03R/21L will remain closed for aircraft operations due to runway reconstruction work. Aircraft operations will continue from secondary Runway 03L/21R. Heavy machinery is deployed on main Runway 03R/21L. Pilots advised to exercise caution while landing/takeoff from secondary Runway 03L/21R.

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Faisalabad Airport runways:

Primary Runway 03R/21L
Secondary Runway 03L/21R

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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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Faisalabad International Airport has been certified for aircraft operations up to aerodrome reference code 4D or below for the time period from May 29, 2023, May 29, 2026 with following conditions:

A) Width of the runway strip Runway 21L will be 105 meters on the eastern side (right side of Runway 21L).

B) Aircraft operations shall be undertaken compatible to equivalent surface strength published for apron to be used.

Faisalabad Airport runways:

Primary Runway 03R/21L
Secondary Runway 03L/21R

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Aerodrome with 4D reference code allows operation of passenger/cargo aircraft up to category of Boeing 767/McDonnell Douglas MD-11

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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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On May 31, 2023, reconstructed main Runway 03R/21L of Faisalabad International Airport was made available for flight operations.

PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BMY flight PK224 from Dubai landed on reconstructed main Runway 03R/21L of Faisalabad International Airport at 10:00 PM on May 31.

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The reconstructed main Runway 03R/21L of Faisalabad International Airport is capable of handling Boeing 777 category wide-body aircraft.

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Faisalabad Airport runways:

Primary Runway 03R/21L
Secondary Runway 03L/21R

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Presently it's not possible to operate Boeing 777 category wide-body aircraft flights from/to Faisalabad Airport, this was disclosed by CEO PIA Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Amir Hayat in live interaction session with Facebook users on May 13.

There's payload restrictions for Airbus A320 flights operation between Faisalabad and Jeddah in summer/hot weather conditions. That's why airline's flights between Faisalabad and Jeddah are suspended.

PIA also intends to start Boeing 777 flights to/from Faisalabad when relevant facilities/arrangements become available at Faisalabad Airport.

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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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Unable to understand the reason

Primary objective of runway upgradation was to make the landing smooth and to handle Boeing 777 wide body. Billions of rupees spent on project. Did factor of payload not considered when project was approved??

Indeed it is wastage of public resources
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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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Abbas Ali wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 3:42 pm Image

Presently it's not possible to operate Boeing 777 category wide-body aircraft flights from/to Faisalabad Airport, this was disclosed by CEO PIA Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Amir Hayat in live interaction session with Facebook users on May 13.

There's payload restrictions for Airbus A320 flights operation between Faisalabad and Jeddah in summer/hot weather conditions. That's why airline's flights between Faisalabad and Jeddah are suspended.

PIA also intends to start Boeing 777 flights to/from Faisalabad when relevant facilities/arrangements become available at Faisalabad Airport.

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Airblue and Airsial are operating flights from Lahore and Islamabad to Jeddah using the a320 during summer, why can't PIA operate from Faislabad to Jeddah? Am I missing something?? How's there a payload issue?
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Re: Faisalabad Airport to be Upgraded

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^ Maybe because airports of Islamabad and Lahore have runways longer than Faisalabad.

Islamabad

Runway 10L/28R 3658 meters long
Runway 10R/28L 3658 meters long

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Lahore

Runway 18L/36R 3360 meters long
Runway 18R/36L 2743 meters long

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Faisalabad

Runway 03L/21R 2743 meters long
Runway 03R/21L 2842 meters long

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