CHITRAL: The bi-weekly PIA flights between Islamabad and Chitral which hitherto operated on a Sunday and Friday will now operate on Sunday and Wednesday instead. The change being from Friday to Wednesday only while the Sunday schedule remains intact. It is to be noted that the Peshawar Chitral flights are already suspended till 15 Dec. For details the PIA web portal can be accessed via our web page here, or the PIA call center at +(92-21)-111-786-786 … CN report, 05 Nov 2019.
RAWALPINDI:?Twenty-two passengers aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight to Chitral refused to travel after they were not allowed to take their luggage along owing to space restraints.
The flight, PK-660, was set to take off from the New Islamabad Airport, however,?passengers were informed that their luggage could not be taken along.
The national flag carrier?s staff said that the baggage would be taken to Chitral on a later flight.
To this, the 22 passengers protested and left the plane with only 17 others having completed the trip.
?You see, we have space constraints on these small planes as the flight operations inform us on how much weight should be taken for take-off depending on the temperature,??PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar told?The Express Tribune.
the cabin crew had assured the passengers that the remaining luggage would be brought to their destination from another flight, he added.
?We take these steps as our first priority is the safety of our passengers,? Tajwar said.