Lahore airport resumes international flight operation after fire incident

10:25 PM | 9 May, 2024
Lahore airport resumes international flight operation after fire incident
Source: Social media

Following the recent fire incident that disrupted operations at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, international travellers can now heave a sigh of relief as services have been fully restored.

Airport Manager Nazir Ahmad Khan confirmed the resumption of international flights, noting the successful arrival of two inbound flights from Madinah earlier today.

Passengers on board PK 761 and PK 757 were warmly received at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, signalling a significant stride toward restoring normalcy in air travel operations.

Federal Aviation Minister Khawaja Asif personally inspected the restoration efforts at the airport, stressing the importance of swift and efficient action in such challenging circumstances. Minister Asif, while overseeing the ongoing work, expressed satisfaction with the progress made in reinstating the airport's full functionality.

The fire incident, occurring on Thursday, briefly disrupted international flight operations, prompting concerns regarding delays, cancellations, and rescheduling.

Addressing these concerns, a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority urged passengers to stay informed by contacting their respective airlines for the latest updates on flight schedules and any alternative arrangements.

"We apologize for any inconvenience caused and greatly appreciate our passengers' understanding during this challenging time," the spokesperson stated, reiterating the commitment to prioritizing passenger safety and well-being.

Efforts to normalize operations persist, with authorities tirelessly working to ensure the seamless operation of Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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