British Airways to resume flight operations in Pakistan

News Desk , Bol News

10:53:45, Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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 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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