Flight operation intact at Peshawar airport, no plane diverted:Airport Manager

PESHAWAR: Airport Manager, Tahir Sikander Wednesday said that flight operation at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar remained intact and no flight has been diverted to other cities.

“There is no change in flight schedule in the wake of late night firing incident at a PIA Peshawar bound flight from Riyadh which claimed life of a woman passenger and injured two Flight Stewards,” he added.

Talking with APP here, Tahir rejected press reports about diversion of international flight to other cities of the country.

He said only one flight coming from Malaysia was diverted late Tuesday night soon after the firing incident.
However on Wednesday,the flight schedule is intact and all the flights coming and going from Bacha Khan Airport will proceed in accordance with announced timing, he said. Tahir said investigation is in progress to find out whether the incident was accidental due to aerial firing or intentional.

He said aerial firing is a tradition of this area where the plane was hit and final result depends on finding of the investigation.

Airport Manager said security forces have well combed the adjoining areas of Bacha Khan airport soon after the firing incident.

As the incident happened, a thorough search operation was launched and now security has also been enhanced in these areas to ensure safety of the aeroplanes.

Source: APP