British Airways restarts flights to Pakistan

More than 10 years ago British Airways stopped services to Pakistan, after a serious hotel bombing. From next year BA shall resume the services, and will be the initial Western airline to serve this country.

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After the Marriot Hotel in Islamabad (capital of Pakistan) was bombed in 2008, which killed more than 50 people, British Airways put a halt on its services to Pakistan.

The new Islamabad International Airport which opened in May of this year, has alleviated issues regarding both security and obstruction.

It has been stated by the British High Commissioner of Pakistan, Thomas Drew, that indication of significant betterment in security, motivated BA‘s come back.

Robert Williams of BA, stated it would be thrilling flying between Islamabad and Heathrow from next year, and convinced the service to be popular with the British Pakistani Community, who desire to visit or be visited by members of family.

In the United Kingdom there are over a million Pakistani origin people residing.

The airline group IAG owner of BA, intends to manage three flights a week commencing from 2 June 2019.

Pakistan International Airlines is the only airline of Pakistan that flies direct from Pakistan to Britain.


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