20 domestic and international flights from Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, have been canceled, and 3 flights were delayed, the media reported.
According to details, 20 domestic and international flights from Karachi were cancelled and three were delayed. Two private airline flights from Karachi to Jeddah were cancelled. Flights to Iran and Iraq Karachi, and the PIA flight to Madinah at 4 am were also cancelled. A flight to Dubai at 4 am was also cancelled.
Among the canceled domestic flights, PIA’s 8 am Faisalabad and Lahore flights, Islamabad, Quetta, Multan, and Rahim Yar Khan flights were also cancelled.
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Two PIA flights from Karachi to Quetta at 1 pm and 2 pm, while the flight from Karachi to Islamabad at 7 pm was also cancelled. The reasons for flight cancellations have not been disclosed yet, however, it has caused a major inconvenience to travelers.
Lmao PIA flight from Karachi to Lahore got delayed and we asked help for some accomodation for the 7hrs we are in Karachi and the guy at the PIA kiosk just refused to admit that there was ever a flight at 3PM. It was always intended to be at 7. What an amazing excuse #GodBlessPIA
— Abdullah Shahid (@chadullah) July 30, 2022
Two PIA aircrafts escape mid-air collision
Earlier, two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft narrowly escaped a mid-air collision when they came in close contact with each other in Iranian airspace.
Both the planes were traveling on the same route and altitude due to the alleged negligence of the Iranian Air Traffic Control. The Iranian Air Traffic Control had cleared the route for the planes at the same altitude.
According to the details, a PIA Boeing 777 was en route from Islamabad to Dubai while PIA’s other aircraft Airbus A320 was also heading toward Doha to Peshawar when they came dangerously close to each other over the Iranian airspace near the UAE.
The Traffic Collision Avoidance System of the planes got activated and one of the aircraft descended and another ascended as per the practice. TCAS is installed in the aircraft and automatically connects with the TCAS of the aircraft.