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CAA closes Lahore airport runway for two months

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 4, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Posted: Jun 4, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
CAA closes Lahore airport runway for two months

The Civil Aviation Authority has given permission to repair the main runway at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal airport, according to a notification.

The 18-L runaway at the airport has been closed for all the flights and the airlines have been told to use run away 36-L instead.

The work on the main runway will start on June 4 and it will reopen on August 4 for domestic and international flights, the CAA said.

The CAA also instructed the airlines to curtail the number of passengers in order to reduce the weight of planes. It warned that it would take action and impose fines if airlines ignore its instructions.

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  1. Shahid Khalid  June 5, 2020 9:57 am/ Reply

    It is ridiculous for the CAA to ask the airlines to reduce the weight to carry less passengers, meaning that the plane cannot fly with full passenger load causing them to lose further money and thus raise their fares more. There is a difference in the weight of a wide body and single aisle plane, with the number of passengers in the plane. So what the CAA should do is to weigh the plane with the passengers like a cargo truck whose weight is checked on the scales along the highways.

  2. Kamran  June 5, 2020 2:20 pm/ Reply

    Already overseas pakistani in trouble they wish to go back to Pakistan and looking to Govt they will announce the special flight now another issue raised CAA. Why they didn’t repair the runway before like 2 month or 1 month before now most of the Airlines are going to open their international flight and peoples had a hope to get the flight and they announced run way will close for 2 month.
    This statement is ridiculous.
    Shameful for the CAA authority, no body care of overseas pakistani how they are living abroad, i am one of them

  3. Tango  June 5, 2020 3:17 pm/ Reply

    Ridiculous reporting, it would be 36R which may be closed rather 18L.
    In fact 18L is in use now.

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