Passengers irked as luggage belts break down at Islamabad airport

Published: January 14, 2019
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New Islamabad Airport. PHOTO: TWITTER

New Islamabad Airport. PHOTO: TWITTER

RAWALPINDI: Passengers on Monday faced inconvenience at New Islamabad Airport after conveyor belts – used to transport luggage to and from the aircraft – broke down.

Sources told Express that two luggage conveyor belts at the airport’s international departure lounge malfunctioned, prompting authorities to manually retrieve and load the baggage.

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A technical team was called by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to resolve the issue. Speaking to Express, a CAA spokesperson said maintenance work was in progress and the belts will be functional soon. The malfunction has not affected flight schedules, he claimed.

The newly-constructed airport has seen its share of controversies since its inauguration. In September 2017, the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation expressed concerns at poor or zero facilities at with the aviation division conceding the shortcomings.

 

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Farooq khan
    Jan 14, 2019 - 3:45PM

    Shameful repetition, poor workmanship and material used at double the cost.Recommend

  • rrr
    Jan 15, 2019 - 8:21AM

    To me it seems like they are broken all the time. Maybe it’s just bad luck, but in my opinion, the waiting time for luggage has doubled at the new airport. Yet, maybe it is because of somewhat smoother immigration check…Recommend

  • ALI ASAD
    Jan 15, 2019 - 1:26PM

    it seems that the newly high budgeted Airport was very lack of facilities and have so many maintenance issues in its every department .Recommend

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