British Airways to start Pakistan flight operations from June 2
LONDON: British Airways is all set to re-start its London-Islamabad flight operation route from June 2 this year, spokesman of British Airways said.
The first non-stop flight of British Airways will leave from Heathrow on June 2 on a 787-8 Dreamliner to Pakistan. “The sale for tickets on this route is on and the introductory fare for summer holidays will start from £447 including all charges and taxes,” said the spokesman.
The British Airways will operate flights to Islamabad three times a week on a 787-8 Dreamliner which can be enhanced with a suitable environment, the spokesperson added.
The carrier’s announcement was “a reflection of the great improvements in the security situation in Pakistan.” The resumption of flights will “give a particular boost to our growing trade and investment links,” said the spokesman of British Airways.
“Now we believe the time is right to start flying again to Pakistan and we are very excited to be adding another destination in South Asia for our customers,” the spokesperson continued.
British Airways suspended their services in 2008 in the wake of a suicide attack that killed more than 50 people at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel.