Islamabad (April 19, 2018): Three Chinese nationals were arrested on Thursday for flying a drone over newly constructed Islamabad Airport facility.
According to the Airport Security Force (ASF), the drone camera which was allegedly used to make videos of the newly constructed Islamabad International Airport was also shot down.
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They said that the arrested men were workers of a Chinese company involved in construction of the airport and were making the drone footage without permission.
The drone, destroyed as a result of firing, was also taken into custody by ASF officials.It is pertinent to mention here that the New Islamabad International Airport will be operational from May 3.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official domestic and foreign airlines have been conveyed directives in this regard.
Earlier on April 7, the first mock flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had landed at the New Islamabad International Airport. PK-9001 had departed from Benazir International Airport at 1:00pm and landed at the new airport around 1:30pm.The New Islamabad International Airport is going to be the country’s biggest international airport for its frequency of landing and the number of passenger-handling services.
The New Islamabad International Airport is going to be the country’s biggest international airport for its frequency of landing and the number of passenger-handling services.