LONDON: British Airways is excited to re-start its London Islamabad flight operation rout from June 2 this year, spokesman of British Airways said.
The spokesman said the first non-stop flight of British Airways will leave from Heathrow on June 2 on a 787-8 Dreamliner. “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 spokesman further clarified that flights will operate three times a week on a 787-8 Dreamliner which can be enhanced with a suitable environment.
He said British Airways is very excited to introduce new flights between Islamabad and Heathrow this summer, which we believe will be particularly popular with British Pakistani community who want to visit or be visited by, their relatives.
The spokesman told that Islamabad is a cultural hub, offering a great collection of museums, Mosques, green spaces and unique architecture.
The carrier’s announcement was “a reflection of the great improvements in the security situation in Pakistan” in the years since the resumption of flights will “give a particular boost to our growing trade and investment links,” said spokesman of British Airways.
He said that 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.
British Airways halted services in 2008 in the wake of a suicide bombing attack that killed more than 50 people at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel, at that time British Airways normally operated six flights a week between London and Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
British Pakistanis praised the resumption of British Airways operation for Pakistan and said that it will create a healthy competition between airlines and provide comfortable and better services to passengers.
The chairman World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis Naheed Randhawa said this is the right time for showing a good gesture between the two countries. It also will enhance trade ties between Pakistan and the UK, he said.
Randhawa added that under the current government of Imran Khan, Pakistan has embarked on its journey of progress and prosperity which will soon bring great results for the one and half million British Pakistanis living in the UK.
British Airways can extend its flight operation to other cities of Pakistan subject to clearance of (CAA) Civil Aviation Authorities of Pakistan. The CAA has also been considering the quotation of some other European and from other countries for their resumption of flight operations from Pakistan.