Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has decided to close the main runway of Quetta International Airport From today, November 27. All the flight operations will take place on the secondary runway as the main runway 13L/31R will be upgraded. Although runway 13R/31L will be available for flight operations only if visibility is 5Kms. This work will severely disrupt the flight operation at the airport that is served by domestic and international airlines connecting Quetta has at the airport with Gulf countries mainly.
Quetta airport is served by all 4 Pakistani airlines PIA, Airblue, Serene, and Air Sial and gulf carriers DLy Dubai and Air Arabia connect it with Dubai and Sharjah. It is also important to note that Pakistan’s key airpor Lahore’s International airport is fucntionaing on single runways from past many months. As the Pakistan CAA is upgrading its runway that resulted in sever delays when a DHL plane ended up blocking the only functioning runway. Faisalabad airport’s runway is also due for upgradation and that is going to cause a lot of disruptions.