PIA to officially resume ATR flights today

Airline announces schedule of flights which will be resumed

News Desk December 19, 2016
Afile photo of an ATR. PHOTO: ATR

Pakistan International Airlines on Monday said it will operate six ATR flights today.

These flights include PK-605 (Islamabad-Gilgit), PK-606 (Gilgit-Islamabad), PK-249 (Islamabad-Kabul), PK-250 (Kabul-Islamabad), PK-681 (Islamabad-Multan) and PK-682 (Multan-Islamabad), the airline said.

Flights to northern areas remain suspended

On Sunday, PIA operated Gilgit and Chitral flights on C-130. These included PK-605 (Islamabad-Gilgit), PK-606 (Gilgit-Islamabad), PK-660 (Islamabad-Chitral) and PK-661 (Chitral-Islamabad).

Later in the evening, after clearance of one ATR following a shakedown test, PK-681 (Islamabad-Multan) and PK-682 (Multan-Islamabad) were operated on ATR aircraft.

Earlier this week, the CAA had grounded all 10 ATR aircraft of PIA, following PK-661’s fatal crash near Havelian on December 7. However, the airline’s spokesperson on Thursday said one ATR-42 aircraft had been cleared after passing the ‘shakedown test’ and that flights to Gilgit would resume.



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