The British High Commission has announced that the United Kingdom’s national airline, British Airways, will restart flight operations in Pakistan after a decade.
“Flight operations are set to resume from June 2019,” the British high commission representatives announced.
British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan - especially on trade and investment. @British_Airways pic.twitter.com/TGEjopOVx1— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) December 18, 2018
British Airways flight operations were suspended in 2008 following a terrorist attack on the Marriot hotel in Islamabad.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, the officials of the British High Commission termed restoration of peace in Pakistan as a ‘good omen.’
Thomas Drew, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, said BA’s return was “a reflection of the great improvements” in security.
BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, is due to begin the London Heathrow-Islamabad service on June 15, with three weekly flights by the airline’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
According to the initial framework, three flight are set to depart in a week.
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