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PR No. 93
CAA IS CLEARING SKARDU AIRPORT RUNWAY
Islamabad: January 15, 2020


Worst weather conditions at Skardu Airport, one of the world's heighest airports, has halted flight operations.Skardu Airport is located at 7500 feet high and is considered one of the tallest airports in the world.Skardu Airport is also known as Lifeline Airport.Skardu Airport has experinced heavy snow fall from Sunday to Wednesday.More then 18 inch snow has been accumulated at airfield during the period.Snow removal work from car parking area, access road, runway and maneuvering area started on Tuesday at 09.00 hours pst with all available resources including one snow plough machine(Babcat) and 3 tractors.4000 feet of runway from threshold runway 14 has been cleared till Wednesday. Runway 14/32 is still blocked due to snow. Local administration is also helping CAA in this regard.
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