Shaheen Air international’s special flight NL891 has arrived in Lahore from Guangzhou’s Baiyun international airport with 214 passengers including infants and children. The flight has 185 adults, 27 children and 2 infants. The plane just landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport.
These passengers were stranded in Guangzhou from past 8 days and there multiple delays in bringing them back to Pakistan. On Sunday night Shaheen Air with the help of customs and its efficient engineers managed to get the technical issues sorted on its Airbus A330 AP-BMI. The plane reached Guangzhou early in the morning and will be reaching Lahore at 6 PM.
On Saturday Shaheen approached PIA to bring back these passengers and PIA decided to send a special plane. But later Shaheen Air decided to get one of its own plane fixed. Before this flight, 25 passengers were offered alternative flights.
A video sent to Pakistan Aviation by passengers shows Shaheen Airbus A330 on the runway. Amid confusion and uncertainty, the relief in the voice of a passenger was noticeable. Another video sent by Shaheen shows passengers thanking Shaheen air and local staff members of Pakistan’s consulate.