According to a spokesperson on Tuesday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) put in place a contingency plan in the wake of the incoming cyclone, activating its Emergency Response Centre and Ramp Safety Task Force.
The PIA spokesperson claimed that the impact of the storm on the airports and airstrips was likely to begin at 3 am Wednesday (today), therefore, the operational preparedness had been completed to cope with the situation.
“The storm and consequent strong winds and gusts would start impacting the air sites and air routes at 0300 hrs local time on Wednesday,” he said in a statement. “PIA has completed its operational preparedness to avoid any untoward incident,” he added.
Authorities in Sindh, in collaboration with the armed forces, are on high alert as a ferocious tropical cyclone named as Biparjoy approached the coastal areas of the province. The cyclone is expected to make the landfall on Thursday, June 15.