KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday said it has decided to ground entire ATR fleet until they are cleared for flights after technical checks.
According to a press release issued by PIA’s public affairs division, in view of Civil Aviation Authority’s decision of holding shakedown tests of PIA’s entire ATR fleet, it has been decided to keep all 10 ATR aircraft grounded till they are cleared after thorough examination.
The PIA said temporary suspension of ATR operation will particularly affect PIA’s flight operation to smaller airports like Gwadar, Turbat, Panjgur, Moenjodaro, Zhob, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Chitral and Gilgit.
Passengers are strongly advised to check status of their flights from PIA Call Center at 111-786-786, it said. –SAMAA