Flights operation resumes at Lahore Airport

Emirates flight coming to Sialkot from Dubai sent back

By: News Desk      Published: 02:13 PM, 16 Dec, 2021
Flights operation resumes at Lahore Airport
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The flights operation at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport was resumed on Thursday afternoon after remaining closed for 18 hours, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The first flight to land after the resumption of operation was of Virgin Atlantic's VS-364.

Earlier, the flight operation at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport could not be resumed as dense fog continued to blanket the city.

The visibility at the airport’s runway was minimal and the authorities were not letting any flight to land.

Resultantly, five flights were hovering over the Lahore Airport waiting for improvement in the weather and ultimately permission to touch down.

Emirates flight EK-620, flight WY-343 coming to Lahore from Muscat, Virgin Atlantic's flight VS-364, British Airways flight coming from London and PIA’s flight PK-210 coming from Sharjah were all in the air waiting for green signal to land. Flydubai's flight was also hovering over Lahore.

Also Read: Fog disrupts flights operations of Lahore, Sialkot airports

Thick fog has also disrupted flights operation at Sialkot International Airport where three flights coming from Dubai were hovering over the airport. Emirates flight coming to Sialkot from Dubai were sent back.