A Pakistan Global Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi to Islamabad made a ‘dip’ at Sukkur on Saturday to pick out up passengers in the absence of ATR planes that typically fly on that route. The airline previous this week grounded all ATR planes in its fleet for exam.
“As ATRs are grounded, PIA had deliberate a dip at Sukkur to facilitate Sukkur-Islamabad passengers,” PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani stated in a remark.
The stopover of PK-368 “used to be deliberate forward of time and all passengers have been duly knowledgeable at the touch numbers that they had given on the time of reservation”, stated the observation.
As a result of the pit stop, the PIA flight which used to be scheduled to land at 12:55pm landed in the capital at 2:31pm.
PIA made up our minds to floor all 10 ATR planes in its fleet on Monday after a choice via the Civil Aviation Authority to cling shakedown exams of the plane.
An afternoon previous, an ATR-42 flight of PIA grabbed headlines when its pilot aborted the take-off of the Multan-Karachi flight. The aircraft, wearing 48 folks, used to be grounded as a result of some fault in considered one of its engines.
That incident had come 5 days after a PIA ATR plane went down close to Havelian killing all 47 folks on board.