Flights can now land at the Lahore airport after its runways have been cleared of birds.
After the rains, a large number of birds gathered on the runway Wednesday morning, creating a risk for planes.
Flights landing at the airport were diverted to nearby cities. A flight coming in from Paris, PK-734, was diverted to Sialkot while one from Madinah, PK-3042 was diverted to Multan. Flights to other cities were also delayed due to the bird problem.
Flights to Jeddah (PK-759) and Copenhagen (PK-751) have left the airport after delays.
PIA spokesperson said the planes were diverted as a safety precaution. If a bird gets stuck in a plane’s engine, it could cause serious damage. He said they were sorry for the delays.