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Domestic Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Pakistan

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Flight operations to be suspended at Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport - Sukkur from March 24 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Scheduled domestic passenger flights are operated at this airport.

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Re: Flight Operations to be Suspended at Sukkur Airport

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NOTAM issued by CAA

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Re: Flight Operations to be Suspended at Sukkur Airport

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According to NOTAM issued by Pakistan CAA.

Jinnah International Airport - Karachi and Begum Nusrat Bhutto Airport - Sukkur will be closed for all types of domestic incoming/outgoing passenger flights from March 24 6:00 AM to April 4 8:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time).

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The decision appears to be due to Sindh Province lockdown announced by the provincial government on March 22 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown will restrict unnecessary movement of public and transport in the province. Karachi and Sukkur are major airports of Sindh Province.

Flight operations would have become difficult in the presence of lockdown.

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Re: Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Karachi and Sukkur

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Closure of Karachi Airport means nearly full suspension of domestic flight operations in Pakistan because majority of domestic flights are operated to & from Karachi where all Pakistani airlines are based.

airblue will have to shut down its flight operations completely because all its domestic flights are operated from/to Karachi.

Serene Air also operates majority of its flights to/from Karachi. It will be able to operate its flights that link Quetta with Islamabad and Lahore.

PIA will be able to operate flights that link Islamabad with Skardu, Gilgit, Chitral, Lahore, Multan etc mainly with ATR turboprop aircraft. Airbus A320 used for flights between Islamabad and Skardu.

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Re: Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Karachi and Sukkur

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Most likely domestic flight operations also to be suspended at airports in Punjab Province where Section 144 will be imposed from March 24 9:00 AM to April 7 9:00 AM and people will not be allowed to travel between different cities of the province and also from/to other provinces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I think flight operations will not be possible under such situation in the province.

Major airports in Punjab Province include:

Lahore
Multan
Sialkot
Faisalabad
Rahim Yar Khan
Bahawalpur
Dera Ghazi Khan

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Re: Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Karachi and Sukkur

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Balochistan lockdown from March 24 to April 7 announced.

Major airports of the province include:

Quetta
Gwadar
Turbat

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Re: Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Karachi and Sukkur

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airblue announces suspension of airline's domestic flights.



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Re: Domestic Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Pakistan

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Domestic passenger flight operations to be suspended at all airports of Pakistan from March 26 6:00 AM to April 2 5:59 AM (Pakistan Standard Time).

Cargo and special flights exempted.

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Re: Domestic Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Pakistan

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Probably last flights operated by PIA today (March 25) before suspension of domestic flight operations from March 26.

* ATR 42-500 registration AP-BHM flight PK606 from Gilgit landed in Islamabad at 1:01 PM.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk606

* Airbus A320 registration AP-BLZ flight PK452 from Skardu landed in Islamabad at 12:54 PM.

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Re: Domestic Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Pakistan

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Operations of PIA flights linking Islamabad with Gilgit and Skardu will continue.

Domestic flights will be suspended on all other routes in Pakistan from 6:00 AM on March 26 (Pakistan Standard Time).

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Today's PIA Airbus A320 (AP-BLV) Islamabad to Skardu flight PK451 returned to Islamabad. Probably bad weather in Skardu?

The A320 departed from Islamabad at 12:10 PM and returned to Islamabad at 12:23 PM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

The two PIA ATR flights (PK603 & PK605) from Islamabad to Gilgit were also cancelled today.

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Source: islamabadairport.com.pk

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Re: Domestic Flight Operations to be Suspended at Airports of Pakistan

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Passengers of PIA flights linking Islamabad with Gilgit and Skardu have been advised to wear face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Boarding pass will not be issued to passenger without face mask.

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